June 11 Event to Feature Educational Sessions for all Technology Disciplines
and Honor Women who Drive Innovation in their Organizations
(ROCKVILLE, MD) May 12, 2009 The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) today announced that Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post and CEO of Washington Post Media, will deliver the breakfast keynote address at the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Women & Technology Conference, June 11, 2009, in Washington, DC.
"We are honored to have Katharine Weymouth as the keynote speaker for our first-ever Women & Technology Conference," said Rebecca Zimmerman, chairperson of the event and a principal at Mind Over Machines, a lead sponsor of the conference. "We hope that by bringing together leaders in business, government, education and non-profit sectors at this event, we can provide a valuable forum for those individuals who are playing an integral role in innovation and implementation of technology within in their organizations."
Prior to being named to her current roles at The Washington Post in February 2008, Weymouth served as vice president of advertising for the publication for three years. She joined The Washington Post in 1996 as assistant counsel, then after two years she served as associate counsel for the company's online publishing subsidiary, Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive (WNPI). In 2000, Weymouth returned to the newspaper, where she served as the advertising department's liaison between The Post and WPNI. She became director of the advertising department's jobs unit in 2002 and was named director of advertising sales in April 2004.
Weymouth earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1992. Following law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for one year, then practiced law at Williams & Connolly from 1993 to 1996. Weymouth lives in Washington, DC, with her three young children, Madeleine, Beckett and Bridget.
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