Women in Technology International has announced its 2014 Hall of Fame Award Nominess. Women in Technology will be acknowledged for thought leadership and achievement WITI Summit: Powering Up! WITI (Women in Technology International), is celebrating its 25th anniversary in June.
The Women in Technology International award recipients will be acknowledged and celebrated at the organization’s 19th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony to be held on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Santa Clara Marriott as part of the Summit event which will be held June 1-3. The award, considered to be amongst the most prestigious honors for women in technology, was established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the technological communities. The winners are also acknowledged for their efforts to improve and evolve our society while demonstrating a commitment to supporting and mentoring women and girls worldwide.
The five distinguished recipients of this year’s Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards are:
- Orna Berry, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence EMEA and the US, EMC Corporation
- Ms. Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
- Ms. Kim Polese, Chairman, ClearStreet, Inc.
- Ms. Kris Rinne, Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.
- Ms. Lauren C. States, Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, IBM Software Group, IBM Corporation
“As the technology sector continues to evolve at such a rapid pace we are seeing more women technologists driving change and creating movements as thought leaders and innovators, explains, Carolyn Leighton, WITI founder and chairwoman. The Women in Technology 2014 Hall of Fame Award recipients are individuals who have achieved top awards and recognition in their fields while also being committed to giving back to the technology industry, women in technology, and mentoring girls around the world who believe they can and will make a difference for others by working in technology.”
Register for the WITI Summit
To register for WITI’s 2014 Women Powering Technology Summit, or to purchase tickets for the WITI Hall of Fame Awards dinner, please visit: WITI.com/Summit.
About the WIFI Awards
The Women in Technology Hall of Fame began as a US-based outreach initiative supported by the Clinton Administration. While the majority of the inductees to the WITI Hall of Fame come from the United States, honorees now include noteworthy women from France, Spain, China, Japan, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Israel. Please take time to review the amazing stories of all WITI Hall of Fame Award recipients by visiting www.WITI.com/HallofFame. The Women in Technology Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops and supports empowerment programs for young girls and women in technology throughout the world. For more information about WITI and the Women in Technology Foundation, please visit http://witi.com
WITI (Women In Technology International) is the world’s leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources, and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented female professionals and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership, and economic prosperity. For more information, please visit http://witi.com. Follow @WITI on Twitter. Like WomenInTech on Facebook. Add WITI on G+. Active WITI members can also join the WITI LinkedIn Group.