Nominations Are Open for Women in Tech Achievement Awards

NMTC’s Women in Technology Celebration is our most popular event! Held annually to recognize the achievements of women working in New Mexico’s technology arena, promoting the role of women in tech and science, and encouraging women to pursue careers in these fields.

Do you know of an exceptional woman in NM who is leading the way in a tech-related field? Consider nominating her for a recognition award at our celebration breakfast to be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30am at the Albuquerque Marriot.

The criteria for nomination is simple:  The woman must be a leader in a tech-related field, or a woman who encourages other young women to pursue career paths in technology and science.

Submit a nomination here before Friday, February 20, 2015. Women may be nominated more than once, but previous winners are not eligible.

NMTC Scholarship Available for a Woman in Tech

NMTC Scholarship Available for a Woman in Tech

The New Mexico Technology Council’s annual Women in Tech Celebration is fast approaching. We are so excited to announce that our application for a $5,000 scholarship is now open!

This scholarship may fund additional education, job (re-)training, or certification so that one of our own can switch to a career in technology or gain the skills needed to advance in her technology career.

Eligible Applicants: The scholarship is open to women who:

  • Are residents of New Mexico.
  • Are actively seeking or enrolled in a technology job (re-)training or certification program. This includes, but is not limited to, academic classes, seminars, certification, or job-training programs.
  • Will commit to volunteering on an NMTC committee for the coming year.
  • Are current individual or business members in good standing with NMTC. Not yet a member? Join HERE.
  • Have successfully completed high school and have a diploma, GED Certificate, or other completion award.

Scholarship Requirements: To be considered for the scholarship, eligible individuals must submit the following:

  • Completed application form (click HERE).
  • A narrative (included in online application) explaining the reasons you should receive this scholarship and how you would contribute to NMTC in 2015. Subjects you may discuss include financial need, academic abilities, accomplishments, community service, relevant personal characteristics, your career plans, your involvement with NMTC, etc.
  • Resume showing prior employment, education, awards, skills and community service (emailed to
  • Maximum of three letters of recommendation (none should be from family members), scanned and emailed to

Don’t waste time – Deadline to apply is Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm MST!

NMTC Announces 2014 New Mexico Women in Technology Awardees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., February 6, 2014– The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) announced the winners of its New Mexico Women in Technology Awards for 2014 at a breakfast celebration in Albuquerque. Nine women were honored, leaders from throughout New Mexico in IT, Social Media, Education and Entrepreneurship.

2014 award winners were:

  • Lisa Abeyta, Founder & CEO, APPCityLife
  • Kim Griego, Robotics Teacher, Cleveland High School
  • Deborah Peacock, CEO & Managing Partner, Peacock Myers PC
  • Karen Pena, APS Technology Teacher, Cochiti Elementary School
  • Julianna Silva, Albuquerque Regional Manager & Marketing Director, WESST
  • Dorothy Stermer, Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Janet Webb, President, Webb Design Inc
  • Dr. Karin Wiburg, Distinguished Professor, Learning Design and Technology, NMSU

About the New Mexico Technology Council
The New Mexico Technology Council ( was founded in 2000 as the New Mexico Information Technology and Software Association (NMITSA) to promote the growth of New Mexico’s technology business community.