Women Of Innovation®

Women Of Innovation®

Women of Innovation(r) Awards
The Women of Innovation® awards gala recognizes women accomplished in science, technology, engineering, math and those who are involved in their community. This awards event is a time for like-minded, successful women to network and celebrate their accomplishments.

Meet the 2016 Women of Innovation® Winners!

Top category award winners (2005-2015):

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

Crowdsourced Social Recap

2015 Event Program

Congratulations to the Women of Innovation from the previous 12 years! Please use the links Women of Innovation(r) Awardsbelow to explore previous events:

Event Recaps:

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Meet the 2015 Women of Innovation 

2015 Women of Innovation Press Releases

2015 Event Multimedia


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 2016 Planning Committee

Committee Members

  • Beth Alquist, Day Pitney LLP
  • Susan Baserga, Yale University
  • Susan Brown, Maura-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications School
  • Robin Chazdon, University of Connecticut
  • Michele Dischino, Central Connecticut State University
  • Jennifer Gabler, The Refinery
  • Maria Gigliotti, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Eileen Hasson, The Computer Company
  • Marja Hurley, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Abby Illumoka, University of Hartford
  • Cathy Intravia, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • Jacqueline Jones, Medtronic
  • Jennifer Kowalksi, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Glennis Orloff, Whole Biome, Inc.
  • Michelle Perino, Cantor Colburn LLP
  • Paige Rasid, Connecticut Technology Council
  • Tracy Romano, Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Stacie Ropka, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • Vanessa Rubano, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
  • Ellyn Savard, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Sondra Schneider, Security University
  • Luke Weinstein, United States Coast Guard Academy
  • Stephanie Wheeler, Datto Inc.

*The Connecticut Technology Council reserves the right to take both still and live photography at events. Footage may be used for future marketing purposes.

Event Details

Event Date
Wednesday April 6, 2016

Event Time
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location
Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

Contact Information
Cindy Lang, clang@ct.org
p: 860-289-0878, x344
e: info@ct.org

Presenting Sponsors

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • EY
  • Medtronic
  • United Technologies Corporation

Supporting Organizations

  • ESPN
  • Frontier Communications
  • Pfizer Inc.

Media Sponsors

  • Business New Haven

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