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Women Of Innovation®

Women Of Innovation®

The Annual Women of Innovation® event gathers and celebrates some of Connecticut’s most innovative female minds. We are excited to honor another group of 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 last year’s event or submit an nomination for the 2015 celebration.


2015 Women of Innovation Keynote Speaker:

Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Communications
Wilderotter serves on the boards of Xerox Corporation and Procter & Gamble Company and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. In 2011, she was named to the Directorship 100, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of BoardroomIQ and the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global CEO Task Force, and The Committee of 200. Click here to learn more.


Women of Innovation® category award winners 2005-2014: 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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View the 2014 Women of Innovation Press Kit

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 2015 Planning Committee

Committee Members

  • Beth Alquist, Day Pitney LLP
  • Lucy Brakoniecki, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
  • Susan Brown, Maura-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications School
  • Teresa Carleton, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Michele Dischino, Central Connecticut State University
  • Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University
  • Christine Gemelli, Connecticut Innovations
  • Maria Gigliotti, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Eileen Hasson, The Computer Company
  • Cathy Intravia, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • Jacqueline Jones, Covidien
  • Jennifer Kowalksi, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Jessica Lister, Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Mary Norris, Wiggin and Dana LLP
  • Glennis Orloff, i-Health
  • Paige Rasid, Connecticut Technology Council
  • Tracy Romano, Mystic Aquarium
  • Stacie Ropka, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • Vanessa Rubano, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Ellyn Savard, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Sondra Schneider, Security University
  • Luke Weinstein, Entrepreneur and Mentor
  • Stephanie Wheeler, Datto Inc.

Event Details

Event Date
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Event Time
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location
Aqua Turf Club, Southington , CT

Contact Information

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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