Dr. Donna Riley is the Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing at the University of New Mexico—and now, one of our ten 2024 New Mexico Women in Tech Awards Honorees! As a leader in STEM education, Donna has forged a path for gender equity in the Sciences and acted as a mentor to many women scholars. An author, engineer, and leader in civic engagement, Donna’s leadership has positively impacted a wide sphere of influence
One of our 16th Annual Women In Tech Honorees, Catherine Nicolaou, is doing impressive work to expand tech equity across New Mexico. An accomplished leader, mentor and businesswoman in tech, Catherine is bridging the telecommunications divide for rural, tribal and urban communities throughout New Mexico. As a Latina in Tech, Catherine is a champion of diversity in business and public service. We are excited to have her in this year’s Women In Tech cohort!
Meet Mary Monson, Senior Manager for the Integrated Partnerships Organization and a Program Director of the Office of Research and Technology Applications at Sandia Labs and one of our amazing Women In Tech Honorees!
Mary is making tangible change happen for women in inventors through the many partnerships she oversees and supports. As a leader across technology initiatives, Mary supports diversity through her work everyday.
As part of an Education Innovation Research grant, Extending Equity into the Digital Workforce (EEDW) is working to foster career-connected learning through mentoring opportunities with local tech professionals.
You can be a guiding force for the next generation of the tech workforce through the EEDW Mentor Meet-Up program.
Mentoring Program Overview:
Share your wisdom and industry experience.
Help students gain technical insights and build valuable connections.
Contribute to their soft-skill development.
About the Students:
Early College High School students in IT/cybersecurity.
Motivated students working towards a diploma and postsecondary education.
Virtual one-hour sessions from March to May.
Cohort structure with 4 students and 3 mentors.
Why Mentor? Make a lasting impact on motivated students’ journeys and contribute to the growth of the tech community.
NM Trade Alliance, NM EDD, and CABQ have limited space available for local green tech compies to participate in the 2024 SCSE conference, Asia’s largest smart city tradeshow featuring the most comprehensive IoT solutions.
This summit offers a platform for cross-industry connections between governments and businesses. Representatives from the City’s Department of Technology and Innovation and Economic Development will also be participating.
Companies will receive a pre-arranged 4-day agenda of scheduled events at the conference, and the opportunity to set up 1-on-1 and group meetings through the Summit matchmaking system. Additionally, companies can sign up for expo tours to explore in-depth smart solutions or take part in site demos and experience smart city implementations.
Registration and exhibiting costs will be fully covered through the NM STEP grant. Companies will need to cover airfare and lodging, but will have access to government lodging rates as part of the delegation.
Why sign up?
Up to $7,500 of eligible expenses are reimbursable by the State.
Added visibility and credibility by traveling under the umbrella of an official government trade delegation.
Inter-delegation and government networking while on the visit.
Establish a working relationship with the NM – Taiwan Trade Office.
Trace Kliphius is an entrepreneur (CEO, EnviTrace) with a chemical engineering degree and is the CEO of EnviTrace, anR&D startup that develops cutting-edge technology for environmental applications. Trace is also an artist, volunteer mediator and professional coach, perfume maker, and recognized leader with over 20 years of public outreach expertise and technical and management experience. We are honoring Trace’s accomplishments in our 16th Annual Women In Tech Awards!
Susan R. Cornelius (she/her) is a leading tech entrepreneur and mentor in the Southwest region and we are excited to present her accomplishments as one of our 2024 Women In Tech Awards Honorees!
Drawing on over thirty years of achievements as a startup entrepreneur and ecosystem leader in the Southwest, Susan has mentored 620 startup entrepreneurs and innovators; advised 89 emerging high tech, bio-tech, and bio pharma startups, helping them capture opportunities and capitalize their technologies; served a major role in 10 high tech startups, two of which were her own; and coached them to create equity worth over $1.5B.
Erin Scott Adams (she/her) is a 5th generation New Mexican, community leader, and coder—in addition to being one of our Women In Tech Awards Emerging Leaders! Erin made the jump to change careers and successfully pivoted to a career in software engineering after learning to code.
“Leaving my full-time job to do the bootcamp was definitely a leap of faith,” Erin says of her career change. “Thanks to my family support system, some great mentors, and a lot of personal grit, the risk fortunately paid off.”
Akilah Martinez (she/her) is an incredible rising star in the creative technologist landscape. As a Dine woman and New Mexican, Akilah is a fierce advocate for indigenous communities in our state. As a groundbreaking and fresh visual artist that uses tech in social practice, Akilah is an adept coder who blends philanthropic initiatives and advocacy with stunning, innovative XR development. Learning to code C# allowed her to expand her practice to include developing the groundbreaking app DigiNewMex, which highlights Indigenous foods and 7 Indigenous languages found in New Mexico including Navajo, Keres, Zuni, Jemez, Comanche, Apache, Nahuatl and even Spanish as spatial sound as a pathway to cultural preservation.