On October 6th, 2022, Women & Hi Tech will host its signature biennial event, the Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs). Women & Hi Tech is excited to announce the applications and nominations for the 2022 Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala are open!
The theme of this year’s event will be focused on how we are all “In This Together.” The last two years have had impacts on the world that none of us could have imagined. This event will give us an opportunity to focus on how we have come together during these challenging times, particularly in the STEM community, and to celebrate and encourage each other and our community as we go forward.
We are excited to have Jennie Lopez as this year’s Leading Light Awards Emcee. Jennie is currently the head of Global Recruiting and Talent Acquisition for Eli Lilly and Company. She is also an executive board member for the Organization of Latinx at her company focusing on developing and accelerating Latinx talent and joined the Board of Directors for Genesis Research in 2021.
In the face of the stress, distraction and disruption caused by the pandemic, there were many who persevered. Women & Hi Tech President Linda Hicks calls on communities across Indiana to bring these stories forward.
“Do you know someone who rose above the tough times and still made a significant difference? Someone whose actions elevated our Women & Hi Tech mission for more STEM inclusion? Or a student who has been determined to push through the confusion and achieve their goals? We plan to recognize and celebrate these achievements and create an inspiring evening for our STEM community."
Women & Hi Tech would be delighted to have you and your organization join us for this remarkable evening at the Indiana Rooftop Ballroom! Learn more about the event at https://womenandhitech.org/2022-Leading-Light-Awards/.
About Women & Hi Tech:
Women & Hi Tech is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in Indianapolis in 1999 by Eli Lilly scientist, Joyce Gustafson, and Indiana University academic, Georgia Miller. Over the last two decades, Women & Hi Tech has blazed a trail for supporting, recognizing, and advancing outstanding women and girls pursuing STEM fields in Indiana. In that time, Women & Hi Tech has become a pillar of the local STEM community through its educational, professional development, recognition, mentoring, and networking programs, which provide valuable resources to champion collegiate and career women, along with STEM exposure opportunities for K-12 girls. A membership of almost 2000 professionals and students operated by an all-volunteer working Board of Directors and Emeritus, Women & Hi Tech is the only non-profit organization founded and focused in Indiana that is dedicated to changing the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.