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Margaret Burd

Margaret Burd founded Magpie Software, a software development services company, in 2001 and was President & CEO until the company was acquired by Syncroness in 2017. She was previously Director of Engineering at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, leading development for mobile internet and other telecommunications applications. While at Bell Labs she was an inventor on two patents. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Missouri State University. Margaret was a founding member of LEAGUE at AT&T in Denver and served as a LEAGUE National Co-chair. She was a founder of EQUAL at Lucent where she served in a variety of leadership roles. In 1994, Margaret and her life partner of 33 years, Dr. Rebecca Brinkman helped found the ATL Foundation, which provides assistance to lesbians in need of financial help as a result of ill health. They continue to serve on ATL’s Board of Directors. Margaret was a National Gay & Lesbian Task Force board member for many years. As a founder and current board member of Coolest Women We Know (CWWK) and Profit Matters, Margaret helps provide networking opportunities for senior women in high tech companies and business plan review and other help to women starting businesses.


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