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Twitter VP and AU Grad Chris Moody visits Alma Mater

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Chris Moody, a 1990 Auburn electrical engineering graduate and Twitter Vice President and General Manager for Data and Enterprise Solutions, made a stop back on AU's campus Friday. 

Moody was tapped as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual 100+ Women Strong Leadership and Development Conference.

"I think there were three women in my class when I went through in 1990. Now we are north of 20 percent, but there is no reason we should not be at 50 percent," said Chris Moody. 

In his current position he knows the importance of women in this field and the power diversity brings to businesses. 

"Going through an engineering program is challenging. Stick with it because it really will matter to the world that you are out there contributing," said Moody. 

His words resonated strongly with students like Stella Kontos, a junior majoring in engineering. 

"He said if a male knows 50 percent they are like 'Alright I got 50 percent of it,' but if a female knows 50 percent she is like I am halfway there. I feel like that
is the perspective of the females here," said Stella Kontos. 

On a mission to recruit, retain, and reward female students in this major 100 Women Strong has grown from just 4 members to 165 members. 

Through mentoring, panels and networking, the goal is to continue offering support for those working to reach their goals. 

"If they can see us they can be us and it provides the personal connection," said Natalie Mills, 100 Women Strong committee co-chair. 

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