Wendy Howell is the COO and Executive Director at YGC and a former Chief of Staff at Cisco. By day, she is a tech executive - By night and in every other waking moment, Wendy is a passionate advocate for “all things girl”. She is deeply involved in non-profit as the Managing Director for Girls In Tech, a board member at The Kindness Campaign, Chair of both STEM Scouts & Girl Scouts Women of Distinction, Founder’s Circle at DivInc and the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem. She considers herself a “rebel with a cause” and is known for her dogged tenacity and creativity to support her passions! There are few things that excite her more than raising the next generation of confident and empowered female leaders. These non-profits are the vehicles by which she drives her mission forward.