• Jackie Ward is considered one of the nation’s most respected and admired executives as well as a trailblazer for women in business. She earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and mathematics from Georgia College. Ward co-founded the data technology company Computer Generation Inc. in 1968, at a time when few women were starting their own businesses, particularly in the field of technology. Ward became the first woman to lead the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and she was the first woman to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from her fellow Atlanta 100 CEOs. She currently serves on the board of directors of Flowers Foods, Wellpoint Inc., Sysco Corporation, and Sanmina-SCI Corporation.
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