International Women’s Day 2023: A Note from Keith Angell

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What would our world look like without gender bias? What if gender equity was no longer an aspiration, but a reality? What if everyone—regardless of gender, experience, or background—had safe spaces and more opportunities to grow and thrive?

As we reflect on the themes of International Women’s Day 2023, #EmbraceEquity (driving inclusion by enacting change on gender bias) and #DigitALL (innovation and technology for gender equality), these questions are even more pertinent.

At Pythian, we believe this world would give everyone access to equitable resources and opportunities. Our skills and talents would all be valued, and we would be encouraged and empowered to pursue careers in any domain—especially IT and STEM. 

To help usher in this reality, we don’t just celebrate International Women’s Day one day a year. To make a lasting impact, our pursuit of an open, supportive and inclusive environment must be a year-long commitment.

Thanks to our team’s efforts, we’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. This International Women’s Day, we couldn’t be more excited to reflect on the incredible achievements and long-standing accomplishments of our women:

However, we recognize that our journey toward gender equity is far from over. In the face of gender gaps, we are committed to building a workplace and world where everyone has a voice. That’s why we’ve conducted numerous DEI initiatives over the years to ensure our team members feel valued and heard. As a result, we have enacted policies and programs that facilitate the change we wish to see—including training, workshops, and education events.

At Pythian, we are dedicated to leading diversity conversations and fostering an atmosphere that empowers all of our employees, regardless of gender. In alignment with this year’s themes of #EmbraceEquity and #DigitALL, we hope everyone feels empowered and driven toward this shared goal. 

Awareness is just one part of the solution. Through these initiatives and policies, we hope to make progress through action and continue building an environment women find engaging, safe and supportive. We know we can move toward an equitable future for all genders; all it takes is the right dialogue, commitment, resources and will to do so.


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About the Author

Keith Angell joined Pythian as CEO in 2019. He has been a C-Level executive or Board Director at 12 VC/PE backed, high growth tech companies (3 IPO, 6 Acquisitions), including most recently as Director for Pythian and an Executive Partner for Mill Point Capital. Previously, he was CEO of Velocity Technology Solutions (Silver Lake Sumeru company), a leading global cloud managed services company, specializing in moving complex enterprise IT/ERP+ to the hybrid cloud.

Prior to Pythian and Velocity, Keith was President, Global Services at Virtustream, where he was responsible for Cloud Managed and Professional Services. Virtustream was acquired by EMC in 2015. Before Virtustream, Keith spent nine years as an executive in IBM’s Global Cloud & Technology Services, including Vice President, Cloud Managed Services, and Chief Revenue Officer at SoftLayer. Keith managed much of IBM’s services portfolio and had key technology experiences in cloud, mobility, analytics, and networking.

Keith has held executive positions in the U.S. and Europe, including business development, M&A, sales, and product offering activities. Before IBM, Keith held CEO, COO, President, SVP of Operations & Sales roles at four software/services and consulting firms. He started his career in the management development program at Exxon Corp. Keith holds BS Engineering magna cum laude (Duke), MS Engineering (Northeastern), and MBA Finance (LSU) degrees, numerous professional certifications, as well as two patents.

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