Elaine Montilla is Assistant Vice President and CIO for information technology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, a Forbes Technology Council member and contributor, and an AMA Women’s Leadership Center presenter. She is an accomplished senior executive with two decades as an IT leader in higher education. Montilla is also a TEDx speaker and the founder of, a blog and social media brand dedicated to empowering women and minorities, especially in tech. Elaine represents several minority groups and as a professional unicorn, this powerful Latina represents the value of diversity and inclusive corporate culture in a typically male-dominated field.