NMTC Announces 2014 Women in Tech Celebration Nominees

We’re excited to see another diverse list of women from New Mexico’s technology communities throughout our state, representing a variety of different roles, from tech business, science and academia. Our judges, comprised of previous honorees, will have a tough job ahead. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, February 6th when we recognize this year’s winners!

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This year our 26 nominees include a variety of outstanding women from throughout New Mexico:

Lisa Abeyta
CEO, Co-Founder
APPCityLife and Hautepreneurs

Leslie Boni, PhD
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Finance
UNM Anderson School of Management

Kathy Cooke
Director, IT Operation
Summit Electric Supply

Lorraine Deck
Professor Emerita 
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, The University of New Mexico

Meredith Eisenberg
Magic Marketing Machine / Launch Ladies

Stephanie Forrest
Professor of Computer Science
University of New Mexico

Kim Griego
Teacher, Robotics
Cleveland High School

Laurie G. Hudson
UNM Regents Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Sciences
Center,  The University of New Mexico

Linnea Ista
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemical & Nuclear
Engineering, The University of New Mexico

Patricia (Marquez) Knighten
Prescient 360, Inc.

Lisa Kuuttila
President & CEO

Ciara Martinez
Twenty Fourward

Jackie Kerby Moore
Executive Director
Sandia Science & Technology Park

Renay Moya
Technology Talent Scout
Robert Half Technology

Pamela Nicolary
Information Security Analyst
Central New Mexico Community College

Justyna La Pay
Director, Strategic Development and Marketing
Ultimate Knowledge Institute

Deborah Peacock
President / CEO / Managing Partner
Peacock Myers PC

Karen Pena
APS Technology Teacher
Cochiti Elementary School

Julianna Silva
Albuquerque Regional Manager & Marketing Director

Zetdi Runyan Sloan
Director, Arrowhead Technology Incubator
Arrowhead Center at NMSU

Dorothy Stermer
Sandia National Laboratories

Susie De La Torre
Career & Tech Teacher
Deming High School

Janet Webb
President, Webb Design Inc
Webb Design Inc

Dr. Karin Wiburg
Distinguished Professor, Learning Design and Technology

Carolyn Zerkle
Associate Laboratory Director, Information Technology
ADIT, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jan Zimmerman
Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing

This year’s event will also feature New Mexico’s Aspirations in Computing Awardees from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Come see some of New Mexico’s brightest young female students who’ve chosen to pursue schools and careers in computing as part of our event. 

Additionally, we’re still taking nominations for our first professional development scholarship for female NMTC members (and employees of member companies) in need of some financial assistance and mentorship to change or advance her career in technology. If you – or someone you know – might be interested, please complete the application and submit by US mail to the New Mexico Technology Council by January 27th. Find more information about the event, qualifications, and submission details at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/2014/01/6th-annual-women-in-technology-celebration