Meet the people behind our mission


Our Founder & CEO

Tara Chklovski

Tara Chklovski is CEO and founder of global tech education nonprofit Technovation (formerly named Iridescent). Prominently featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl, Forbes named Chklovski “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future” and Discovery Science Channel named her its first “CEO Science Super Star Hero” for her work encouraging the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and game changers. A frequent advocate for STEM education, she’s presented at the White House STEM Inclusion Summit, SXSW EDU, UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week, and led the 2019 education track at the UN AI for Good Global Summit. Since founding the organization in 2006, Technovation has welcomed more than 130,000 children and parents, and 14,000 mentors, to participate in its programs in 100+ countries.

Board of directors

Ann Weeby, Board Chair

As Salesforce Director of Workforce Innovation, Ann leads Vetforce, Salesforce’s Military Veteran and Adult Workforce Development program.

Ulrich Aldag, Board Member

Ulrich was most recently Co-founder & CEO of Evotec BioSystems GmbH (now Evotec SE). Retired, his expertise spans science, engineering, & leadership.

Elyssa Elbaz, Board Secretary

Elyssa is Head of the Elbaz Family Foundation. Her areas of expertise include law, venture capital, & nonprofit foundations.

Bradlee J. Stroia, Board Treasurer

Brad is Director of Technology Development for Advanced Fuel Systems Research at Cummins. His expertise spans engineering, technology, & leadership.

Rachelle Davis, Board Member

Rachelle is a Sr. Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment. She advocates for women in software engineering and women in games.

Dr. Sepehr Moghadam, Board Member

Dr. Sepehr Moghadam is Head of Special Projects, University Relations at Google focusing on underrepresented students in CS at the graduate level.

Kate Parker, Board Member

Kate is Uber’s Head of Safety & Insurance Brand, leading global marketing and social impact initiatives.

Rossana Wang, Board Member

Rossanna Wang is Co-founder & CMO of Wang & Partners. An award-winning marketer, she's held senior positions in Fortune 100 companies.

Deena Shakir, Board Observer

Deena is a Partner at Lux Capital where she partners with the world’s most audacious founders taking on the most challenging problems.