Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation
Gayle Dilley is president of the Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation. The foundation was created by her mother, Carolyn, in 1993 to support education and the arts. To date, they have given over 8 million dollars to organizations that support students, teachers and learning. Gayle and Carolyn both enjoyed studying and working in engineering fields. As women they experienced the challenges of being a minority in their field. Supporting Women in Engineering at San Jose State is a great way to give forward to solutions to these challenges. Their support started with the purchase of pizzas and has been built into an amazing community and conference. Gayle is proud to support San Jose State and Belle Wei to “inspire the next generation of women innovators”. Gayle has a B.S. in Computer Science from Chico State. She worked for Hewlett Packard as a software engineer in California and Colorado, where she met her husband. She left HP to be a full-time mom of 2. She has continued to take leadership roles in her community and holds board positions for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, she led a team supplying low-cost housing for medical patients. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she likes to travel, ski and hike. She is honored to be included in this talented and generous team.