NM Tech Council celebrates local `wonder women' - Albuquerque Journal

NM Tech Council celebrates local `wonder women’

Courtesy of the New Mexico Technology Council

The New Mexico Technology Council held its annual Women in Technology celebration Thursday morning, handing out awards to eight women from around the state for their achievements and efforts to inspire others.

The annual awards, now in their ninth year, aim to highlight the success of local women working in technology fields and to encourage others, particularly young women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, said Lisa Adkins, Council board member and former chair.

“We need to honor the amazing women involved in technology in our state and show young women the benefits of pursuing STEM education,” Adkins said. “It’s an inspirational event to recognize success and keep women engaged.”

This year’s ceremony had a “Wonder Women 2017” theme, with most of the event’s 300-plus participants sporting Wonder Woman T-shirts and capes, Adkins said.

Awards went to:

– Sue Anne Athens, state Department of Workforce Solutions chief information officer

– Cynthia de Lorenzi, chair and CEO of the nonprofit organizations Enable Women, Pray4, GetTech and Success in the City

-Meta Hirschl, senior software developer at the Adelante Development Center

– Kelly Hyde, CEO of the health-tech company Fidelity EHR

– Trish Lopez, founder and CEO of the Albuquerque startup Teeniors

– Andrea Polli, University of New Mexico digital media professor and Mesa del Sol endowed chair

– Patricia Sullivan, New Mexico State University College of Engineering associate dean for outreach and public service

– Nora Tocci, president of Contrast Inc.

“This year’s awardees have all demonstrated strong entrepreneurial spirit in their own work, while serving as incredible mentors to their peers and to younger generations of women,” said Technology Council President Nyika Allen.

Taos teacher Tracy Galligan and five female high school students also received “Aspirations in Computing” awards, which the Tech Council provides each year in cooperation with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Local film industry technician Elizabeth Kallman also won a $5,000 scholarship to pursue education in data science.

Home » Business » Most Recent Biz News » NM Tech Council celebrates local `wonder women’

Insert Question Legislature form in Legis only stories

Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

ABQjournal can get you answers in all pages


Questions about the Legislature?
Albuquerque Journal can get you answers
Email addresses are used solely for verification and to speed the verification process for repeat questioners.
Walmart near Highland High School to close next month
ABQnews Seeker
The roughly 287 employees who work ... The roughly 287 employees who work at the store are eligible for transfers to nearby Walmart locations, the company said.
Stocks fall on Wall Street, giving back recent gains
Most Recent Biz News
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are ... NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are falling on Wall Street Wednesday, giving back some of their recent gains as uncertainty about interest rates and ...
Microsoft's Activision deal hurts gamers, UK watchdog says
Most Recent Biz News
LONDON (AP) -- Microsoft's stalled $68.7 ... LONDON (AP) -- Microsoft's stalled $68.7 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard has hit a fresh hurdle in the United Kingdom, ...
Asian shares mixed after Wall St gains on Fed ...
BANGKOK (AP) -- Shares were mixed ... BANGKOK (AP) -- Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after stocks rallied on Wall Street following comments by the chair of the Federal ...
Fed's Powell: Strong hiring could force further rate hikes
Most Recent Biz News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair ... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that if the U.S. job market further strengthens in the coming months or inflation ...
Google hopes 'Bard' will outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI
Most Recent Biz News
Google is girding for a battle ... Google is girding for a battle of wits in the field of artificial intelligence with 'Bard,' a conversational service aimed at countering the popularity ...
Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. employees have work ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Crystal Powers ... NEW YORK (AP) -- Crystal Powers began a new job remotely in February 2022 as a medical records supervisor. She has yet to meet ...
Asian stocks rebound after Wall St sinks on rate ...
Most Recent Biz News
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets ... BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Wall Street sank under pressure from worries about higher interest rates and after Japan reported ...
Big tech job cuts keep coming; Dell latest to ...
The tech industry started the year ... The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn't appear to be any ...