Women in Technology Awards

This annual event, hosted by the New Mexico Technology Council, recognizes outstanding women in New Mexico’s STEM fields for their industry and community contributions.

Nominations are now OPEN for the Women in Technology Awards 2022! 

Nominations close Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

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Women in Technology Awards 2021

Women in Technology Honorees 2021


Sandra Begay
Principal Member of the Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandra has worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 29 years. She previously worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory as a facilities engineer. Sandra is well known in the minority engineering and science arenas for her engaging presentations and advocacy for diversity within the STEM fields.


Jessica DuVerneay
Director UX/UI Design

Since 2018, Jessica has been the Director of UX/UI Design at RS21, a leading data science, AI, and data visualization company headquartered in Downtown Albuquerque. She is a mission and values-focused leader who has expertise in creating processes that allow for growth and sustainable scaling in mid-stage startups.

Stefany Goradia
VP of Health Analytics
RS21 Health Lab

Stefany is responsible for the Health Lab Division’s data tools and analytics development as well as the product and services delivery for clients. This includes healthcare applications in AI and data science, software development, and big data engineering. Previously, Stefany ran her own data analytics company with her business partner.


Shelly Gruenig
CEO/Executive Director
BeGreater Than Average, R4 Creating

Shelly is the founder of Be Greater Than Average, a company that provides STEM enrichment nationwide that has impacted thousands of K-12 students in the pursuit of a career in technology. Her personal brand of excellence and a hallmark of BGTA is making sure there is a place for everyone to use their skills and gifts.

Pamela Koster
Chief Executive Director
Falling Colors

Pamela is a tech-minded, community-focused entrepreneur and innovator. She is the co-founder and CEO of Falling Colors, a company that improves lives and business outcomes through custom, data-driven software and by providing transparency through the company’s financial arm as a third party payor.


Lorie Liebrock
Director of Cybersecurity Centers and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
NM Institute of Mining and Technology

Lorie Liebrock has extensive experience in cybersecurity, as well as parallel and high-performance computing. Her work with the Cybersecurity Centers leads projects such as a Summer Institute with Sandia National Laboratories, a Code Breaker Challenge, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Emerging Leader Honoree


Tara King
Developer Outreach Manager

Tara is an active advocate for open source technology and diversity and inclusion. She is a self-taught developer, currently leading Pantheon’s Community Team, where she helps web developers find success, build their skills, and develop their professional networks. Prior to working at Pantheon, Tara was a Senior Developer at Universal Music Group.

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