The Women of Innovation® Planning Committee of the Connecticut
Technology Council is seeking nominations of women in
recognition of their efforts in the technology, science and engineering fields
for the 2013 Women of Innovation®
Awards Dinner. The ninth annual awards dinner
will be held at the Aqua Turf in Southington on March 19th, 2013.
Nominate a Woman of Innovation Now
Jan 06, 2013 deadline
Honored will be women who are innovators, role
models, and leaders who work as researchers, educators, managers or service
providers in technology, science and engineering. Nominees can come from such
fields as biotech, pharmaceuticals, telecom, software, computer hardware,
electronics, alternative energy, nanotech, medical devices, IT, networks,
communications and robotics.
Do you know a woman whose efforts should be
acknowledged in science, engineering, technology research, or education, or is
working in a company providing professional services to these communities, or is
in a scientific, engineering or technology company management position? If yes,
then please complete the nomination form below by midnight on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Nominees are women who exhibit the extraordinary
energy that powers a company or institution. They are hardworking,
entrepreneurial, and inspirational to others and motivated to excel. Nominating
them allows us to recognize their efforts and their achievements.
Nominees may be growing or well-established in
their careers. They may be shaping the future of their industry or institution,
or starting a company, or serving as a role model for young women thinking about
careers in technology, science, or engineering.
Nominees may also be young high school women, ages
18 or younger or college women, ages 18 to 25, who are enrolled as
undergraduates or graduate students, who have excelled as young inventors, are
academically proficient in a science or technology curriculum or have
accomplished an extraordinary technology feat that should be recognized for its
innovation and uniqueness.
The nomination process is open to women working in the technology, science, and engineering communities, in business or academia, and
employed in Connecticut.
Consider these criteria:
1. Possesses at least three
years of managerial or technical experience in a technology, engineering or
science-related company. The candidate does not have to be at the CEO, senior
manager or a senior academic faculty member. We wish to recognize women who are
playing an important role at a variety of managerial levels.
2. Has created a culture of innovation through her
efforts. For example, the nominee has moved or played a key role in moving a
company or institution to adopt new practices, processes or paradigms.
3. Thinks creatively and solves problems. Has led
a company’s or team’s efforts to generate breakthrough ideas for new products
4. Has demonstrated leadership abilities. Is able
to motivate people to perform at their best, make work meaningful and rewarding,
foster commitment and innovation, and attract and retain top performers. Is able
to mobilize and lead teams and projects. Serves as a mentor.
5. If within academia,
the nominee should be engaged in technology research, or work, curriculum
development, and inspires and encourages other women to pursue careers in
technology, science, or engineering. Serves as a mentor.
6. If a high school student
18 or younger, has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the
technology or science areas of study or who has displayed inventiveness or
creativity in those fields.
7. If a college undergraduate or graduate student,
has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the technology, or science
or engineering areas of study or who has displayed inventiveness or creativity
in those fields.
8. If in a professional services field such as law,
finance, accounting, marketing or consulting, the nominee should have worked
specifically with technology, scientific, or engineering firms.
Fill out the following form & submit it for consideration.
All nominations are due
by January 6, 2013.
Note/ Tips: When you are finished
with the nomination, hit submit and you will see an onscreen confirmation
of the nomination and will be sent an email that confirms it as well.
Consider writing and saving the major text of your nomination in a 'save-able'
word.doc file that you can copy and paste from, so that you can save your work in
case your form submission is interrupted. Questions - contact
Mike Scricca at CTC, 860-289-0878, ext. 334.
You may nominate a woman for the appropriate category as described below. Nominees will be judged solely on the basis of a nominator's written presentation. Nominators are strongly encouraged to focus on the criteria that the nominees will be judged on and to provide specific information on as many of the criteria as possible. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide a clear and accurate nomination.
Research Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman who has developed new knowledge or products or improvements to products in a
or academic setting. She has exhibited original approaches to research and has achieved peer
recognition in the technology, science or engineering disciplines. She has exhibited leadership ability by
leading research teams, motivating staff and securing funding and/or resources to enable her research program.
Judged on: a) Achievement in new product or idea development, b) Receipt of professional recognition,
c) publication and/or patent record, d) Scope of research program as evidenced by research funding, resource allocation, such as full-time staff assigned and the interdisciplinary scope of research team(s), e) Leadership Academic Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman in an academic setting (elementary or high school, college, university, medical school)
who has created and fostered programs (in technology, science, and engineering) in curriculum development,
student research, and teacher-student collaborations. A woman who has secured outside funding and/or has
received peer recognition for her leadership and innovation in these areas. A woman who has worked to inspire
and encourage other women to pursue careers in technology, science or engineering.
Judged on: a) Innovative curriculum development, b) Academic awards or peer honors, c) Secured grants to
support this work, d) Mentorship, e) Leadership Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman who has founded her own company or helped found a company. Has taken great
professional and financial risk to make her idea a reality.
Judged on: a) Entrepreneurship, b) Innovation c) Leadership Large Business Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman with at least three years of managerial or technical experience in technology, science or engineering. Has managed a program, project or business unit in an exemplary way in a large corporation or professional services firm.
Judged on: a) Managerial skills, b) Leadership, c) Innovation Small Business Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman with at least three years of managerial or technical experience in technology, science or engineering. Has managed a program, project or business unit in an exemplary way in a small company or professional services firm.
Judged on: a) Managerial skills, b) Innovation c) Leadership Youth Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A female high school senior student who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the technology or science areas of study or who has displayed inventiveness or creativity in those fields.
(Note: The honoree in this category will be awarded a modest scholarship).
Judged on: a) Academic achievement, b) Innovation and Creativity Collegian Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional academic
achievement in the technology, science, or engineering areas of study or who has displayed inventiveness or creativity in those fields.
Judged on: a) Academic achievement, b) Innovation and creativity Community Innovation and Leadership
Definition: A woman employed in technology, science or engineering who has devoted her own time and
resources or marshaled those of her company or organization to supporting community organizations or
non-profits. Has created or encouraged a culture of giving at her company or place of employment or has
volunteered her time outside her workplace.
Judged on: a) Service to community, b) Leadership, c) Innovation