Dear Women & Hi Tech Members, Sponsors, Partners, and Friends:
As May comes to a close, it brings along with it the completion of the biggest and best Women & Hi Tech Spring Networking Event with over 200 friends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, as well as the Memorial Day Holiday. In reverence, Women & Hi Tech would like to belatedly salute our veterans, current military servicemen and women, and all of the Gold Star families whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice to provide and protect the freedoms that we, as Americans, so richly enjoy. In their honor, Women & Hi Tech will continue to bring attention to our own local heroes and advocates that support and promote the advancement of women in STEM in this community.
For twenty years, Women & Hi Tech has been a leading force to effectuate change in the landscape of women represented in STEM in Indiana to be equally inclusive to all. To date, our growing number of members, sponsors, and supporters evidence the value and impact that our organization has historically provided to women in STEM through its professional development programs, networking events, and recognition opportunities, such as the Leading Light Awards. These programs and events are brought to fruition through the dedication, hard work, and sweat equity of an all-volunteer working Board of Directors. In continuum of our efforts to recognize our local STEM heroes and to “celebrate our past” during our 20th Anniversary, Women & Hi Tech continues to highlight women who have provided great contributions to this organization through their service on our Board of Directors.
In this fifth edition of “Grown from STEM,” Women & Hi Tech would like to recognize two business leaders who have given their time, talents, and treasures to this organization. Jo Basey is a founding member of Women & Hi Tech who remains a driving force of the organization as she has over its two decades, particularly after her retirement from a trailblazing business career. Rebecca Bormann is an IT business development professional who serves as Women & Hi Tech’s Corporate Engagement Director and focuses her attention on building, growing, and sustaining meaningful relationships. Please read more about Jo and Rebecca and how their STEM backgrounds, business acumen, and passion for helping other women fuels their involvement in Women & Hi Tech.
Profile: Jo Basey, Board of Directors Emeritus
Profile: Rebecca Bormann, Managing Director of Sales & Services, Bell Techlogix, Inc.