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Women Of Innovation®

Women Of Innovation®

The 10th Anniversary of Women of Innovation® gathers and celebrates some of Connecticut’s most innovative female minds. We are excited to honor Connecticut’s outstanding women for their accomplishments in science, engineering, technology research, information technology, business analytics, technology education, and mathematics. See the links below to explore this year’s event and the Women of Innovation we seek to honor.

“10 years of Inspiration, Recognition and Celebration.”

Submit an early nomination!

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Meet the 10th Anniversary Women of Innovation®!

Suzanne “Zan” Vautrinot – Keynote Speaker

Press Releases

Press Kit


Women of Innovation® category award winners 2005-2013: woi home page image

Youth Innovation and Leadership

Collegian Innovation and Leadership
Community Innovation and Leadership
Research Innovation and Leadership
Academic Innovation and Leadership
Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership
Small Business Innovation and Leadership
Large Business Innovation and Leadership

2014 Event Program

Award Winners By Year

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Women of Innovation are Game Changers

“These women have broken through the glass ceiling. And not only have they broken through it — they are keeping it open for other women to come through.” - Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. Listen to the full interview.

The 2014 Planning Committee

Committee Members

  • Beth Alquist, Day Pitney LLP
  • Lucy Brakoniecki, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
  • Teresa Carleton, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Michele Dischino, Central Connecticut State University
  • Christine Gemelli, Connecticut Innovations
  • Maria Gigliotti, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Eileen Hasson, The Computer Company
  • Cathy Intravia, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • Jacqueline Jones, Covidien
  • Hilary Kiskaddon, Caritas Capital Partners
  • Jennifer Kowalksi, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Jessica Lister, Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Scott Morrison, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Mary Norris, Wiggin and Dana LLP
  • Glennis Orloff, i-Health
  • Paige Rasid, Connecticut Technology Council
  • Tracy Romano, Mystic Aquarium
  • Vanessa Rubano, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Ellyn Savard, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Sondra Schneider, Security University
  • Luke Weinstein, Entrepreneur and Mentor

Event Details

Event Date
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Event Time
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location
Aqua Turf Club, Southington , CT

Contact Information
e: info@ct.org

Presenting Sponsors

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Covidien
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • United Technologies Corporation

Supporting Sponsors

  • Capital One Bank
  • General Electric
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • The United Illuminating Company
  • Travelers
  • VLink, Inc.

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