Women &Hi Tech is pleased to announce that Dr. Sue Ellspermann will emcee the 2016 Leading Light Awards on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Dr. Ellspermann is President of Ivy Tech Community College and most recently served as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. Dr. Ellspermann has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, economic and workforce development and public service.
"Women & Hi Tech is delighted to have Dr. Sue Ellspermann as our emcee for the 2016 Leading Light Awards," said Tiffany White, President of Women & Hi Tech. "Dr. Ellspermann exemplifies the mission of Women & Hi Tech. As Indiana’s 50th Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female president of Ivy Tech Community College, Dr. Ellspermann continues to work tirelessly to increase the skill and education levels of Indiana’s workforce especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As an engineer, former business owner, nonprofit board member, wife, mother, and grandmother, Sue Ellspermann is an indisputable role model for women working in high tech."
The Leading Light Awards recognize women of achievement in STEM who have set an example to others by demonstrating expertise, professionalism, leadership, service, courage and tenacity in pursuing their chosen career. In addition to the seven Leading Light Awards that will be presented on October 6, 2016, multiple scholarships will be awarded to women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM, with plans to remain in Indiana after graduation. For more information about the Leading Light Awards, please visit https://womenandhitech.wildapricot.org/2016-LLA-Overview.