Women & Hi Tech is pleased to announce that Gerry Dick will emcee the 2018 Leading Light Awards on October 4, 2018 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Gerry is the host and creator of Inside INdiana Business television, Indiana's only statewide television business program. Of his many accolades, Gerry has been awarded the state’s top honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, three times, by Governors Kernan, Daniels and Pence. He has been awarded Ernst and Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award and recognized by the Small Business Administration as its Journalist of the Year. Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick has received an EMMY four times for best interview/discussion program/series or special.
"Gerry is a visionary who has had a tremendous impact on the state of Indiana. He’s been a longtime supporter of Women & Hi Tech," said Darcy Lee, President of Women & Hi Tech. "As we push forward in our mission to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all, we need male allies like Gerry to facilitate change in our workplaces, and our culture. We’re honored to have him emcee the 2018 Leading Light Awards."
The Leading Light Awards recognize and celebrate women of achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) - women who are innovators in their industries, and have shown expertise, professionalism, leadership, service, courage, and tenacity throughout their careers. Women & Hi Tech also supports the next generation of women in STEM through scholarships (undergraduate, graduate, and professional development scholarships). For more information about the Leading Light Awards, please visit our 2018 LLA Overview page.