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2019 Technology Woman of the Year

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 7:30 am – 10:30 am | Monroe Golf Club

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners:

Technology Woman of the Year: Gabrielle Bedewi, Chief Analytics Officer, Butler/Till Media Services

Emerging Technology Professional Woman of the Year: Christina Halladay, Interaction Designer, ITX

Click here to see a copy of this year’s program.

About the Awards

These awards are designed to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields. Through these awards, women who  work in these professions are encouraged to stay in the Greater Rochester area, mentor young women, and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

Technology Woman of the Year – nominee must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a leadership role

Emerging Technology Professional Woman of the Year – nominee must have fewer than 5 years in an individual contributor or leadership role

Technology Woman of the Year Nominees:

  • Laura Abplanalp, Director, Civil & Commercial Imaging, Space and Intelligence Systems, Harris Corporation
  • Sherri Baker-Hamilton, Assistant Professor & Chair in Art, Nazareth College
  • Gabrielle Bedewi, Chief Analytics Officer, Butler/Till Media Services
  • Diana Casale, Product Innovation Lead, ITX
  • Sarah Compter, President, SYNACT, Inc.
  • Gayle DeRose, COO/CMO L-Tron
  • Jody Gillette, Director of Software Development, Vuzix
  • Sharon Lechon, CEO/President, Edge-Global Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Victoria Van Voorhis, President, Second Avenue Learning

Emerging Technology Professional Woman of the Year Nominees:

  • Sabrina Diol, Principal Engineer, Clinical Lab Platforms, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Christina Halladay, Interaction Designer, ITX
  • Kelly Taran, CIO, First American Equipment Finance
  • Deb Schleede, Demand Generation Manager, Global, CloudCheckr

 

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Past Recipients

2019
Technology Woman of the Year:
Gabrielle Bedewi
Chief Analytics Officer
Butler/Till Media Services

Emerging Technology Woman of the Year:
Christina Halladay
Interaction Designer
ITX

2018
Technology Woman of the Year:

Dhireesha Kudithipudi
Professor, Graduate Program Chair, and Director of the NanoComputing Research Lab
Rochester Institute of Technology

Emerging Technology Woman of the Year:
Kristen Seversky
Co-Chapter Leader for Rochester’s Chapter
Girl Develop IT

2017
Garland J. Nichols
Vice President of Information Security
Xerox Corp.

2016
Ewa Pigna
CTO
Lenel

2015
Sandra Roberts
Senior VP & CIO
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

2014
Anne Bell
VP Global Services and Applications
Xerox Corporation

2013
Amy Carey
Director of Customer Service
RGH

2012
Jennifer Kruschwitz
Principal Engineer
JK Consulting

2011
Victoria Van Voorhis
Founder and CEO
Second Avenue Software, Inc.

2010
Jeanne Casares
Chief Information Officer
Rochester Institute of Technology

2009
Mary Piehler
VP of Sales
ServerWare Corp

2008
Sharon Martinez
Director of Web Technology
University of Rochester

2007
Christine Scheible
CEO
Quantum Technology Associates

2006
Kathryn Angelidis
Senior IT Analyst
Paychex, Inc.

2005
Sue Chichester
Director
Computing & Information Technology
SUNY Geneseo

2004
Karen Benjamin
VP and Upstate NY Director
Ciber

2003
Eydie Lawson
Professor and Chair, Department of Information Technology
RIT

2002
Juli Klie
President and Managing Partner
Veritor Executive Advisors

2001
Barbara Kunkel
IT Director
Nixon Peabody LLP

2000
Award given in honor of all women in IT