DigitalEve was created by a core group of tech-savvy women experienced
in and dedicated to developing value-added, women-focused, local networking
technology communities primarily throughout North America, the Pacific Rim,
and Europe. The creators of DigitalEve hold prominent positions within
multinational/national corporations, regional/local companies, government
offices, educational institutions and other community service organizations.
Elaine Cullom, Board President
Elaine Cullom brings a global perspective born of her formative years in
Europe and knowledge of French and German. She is convinced that, only as
we learn to appreciate the value each culture brings to our human community,
can we assure our planet's continued progress and security. She began her
working life in the CIA but soon realized there were far more important
things to do, like raising two daughters to excel in a fast-moving global
She had her own business as a fiber artist, which lead surprisingly enough
into the field of accounting. She returned to school to get a new degree
in accounting and a Masters in taxation. The most recent 15 years have been
spent developing financial expertise as a certified public accountant and a
certified management accountant specializing in all facets of taxation. She
brings drive, enthusiasm and experience to our organization.
May Chong, Board Vice President, Treasurer
May Chong is a London-based investment professional working on investment,
tax and regulatory compliance issues for Perpetual Unit Trust Management,
UK. As Director of DigitalEve London, Ms. Chong oversees all Europe-based
activities. A former member of Hong Kong Webgrrls, Ms. Chong founded the
London Webgrrls chapter in March 1999 and grew membership to 400 in one year.
A Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in London, Ms. Chong has
five years experience, developing commercial and business skills, including
two years in commercial banking. She was also an Investment Analyst and Fund
Manager in the Asian markets for eight years. She has extensive international
exposure, having worked in Paris, Luxembourg, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore and
May Leong, Board Secretary
May Leong brings more than 15 years of passion, dedication, drive and work
experience. She has created and been instrumental in the growth of women's
communities and professional networking groups in Asia and the United States.
Prior to DigitalEve, Ms. Leong was the International Director of Webgrrls,
where she tripled the networking group's population to 30,000 in one year.
Ms. Leong has spoken at conferences regarding issues from educational technology
to women in leadership. She previously served on Wall Street as Publications
Coordinator for Alan Greenspan and worked for Xerox, the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC), and The Body Shop. Ms. Leong specializes in creating strategic
partnerships that focus on local growth and increasing international value.
Fannie Chow, Board Member
Anna Gonowon, Board Member
Melindah Sharma, Board Member
Dong Wu, Board Member
Danielle LaFleur, Relations Coordinator
Danielle brings over 10 years of anthropological study of cultural
communication. Having spent most of her life living abroad,
Danielle has studied aboriginal tribes in Australia, taught English
for the Japanese Government, and worked with National Geographic in the
Cook Islands, South Pacific.
When Danielle was introduced to the computer in 1992, she became firmly
hooked. However, she would forever be merging her two passions
anthropology and computers together. Taking this into account she began
to work for Telecom, soon moving over to their business development group.
From there she took the leap as the Chief Business Officer for a small
start-up, then to the Chief Communication Officer for a systems integration
firm. Danielle loves combining what she has learned in the field of
anthropology with today's business world. She firmly believes that it's
never the product that makes the company but the people.
Laurraine Duffield, Director of Technology
June Hansen, Web Manager