Elaine Montilla


Elaine Montilla is Assistant Vice President and CIO for information technology at CUNY Graduate Center and an AMA Women’s Leadership Center presenter. She is an accomplished senior executive with almost two decades as an IT leader in higher education. Montilla is also a TEDx speaker and the founder of 5xminority.com, a blog and social media brand dedicated to empowering women and minorities, especially in tech.

Elaine represents several minority groups, and one of her main goals is to highlight the need for diversity in the field of Technology and to expand STEM learning opportunities to all children equally. As a professional unicorn, this powerful Latina represents the value of diversity and inclusive corporate culture in a typically male-dominated field.