ADRIENNE VALENCIA GARCIA
Adrienne Valencia Garcia is the proud daughter of Colombian immigrants who came to the US in the sixties, landing in NY. She has experienced many firsts, from being the first born in the US, to being the first in her family to earn a 4 year college degree, the first attorney in her family, and the first executive, having been promoted to the executive ranks of IBM’s law department in 2018. She is currently the general counsel for the Cognitive Systems business and continues supporting blockchain transactions. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, actively serving in the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and the Hispanic National Bar Association as well as mentoring a number of rising Hispanic talent.