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Women of Innovation Nomination and Eligibility Information

Women of Innovation Nomination Eligibility Criteria

In order for us to assess eligibility for Women of Innovation nominees, we have established the following parameters.

Youth Innovation & Leadership:

Each year, a female high school student who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievements in technology or science, or who has displayed inventiveness or creativity in said fields, is honored at the annual Women of Innovation® Awards Ceremony.

Collegian Innovation & Leadership:

The Connecticut Technology Council is proud to award Connecticut’s most innovative, successful, collegiate students. Every year, at the Women of Innovation awards ceremony, one outstanding woman is chosen for the Collegian Innovation and Leadership Award. The recipient must be an 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 said fields.

Community Innovation & Leadership:

Woman who are employed in technology, science or engineering who have devoted their own time and resources, or marshaled those of their company or organization, to support community organizations or non-profits, are honored yearly at Women of Innovation®. One outstanding woman who has created or encouraged a culture of giving at her company or who has volunteered her time outside her workplace receives the Community Innovation and Leadership award.

Research Innovation & Leadership:

Each year, one woman who has developed new knowledge or products, or improvements to products in a corporate or academic setting, is honored with the Research Innovation and Leadership Award. She must exhibit an original approach to her research as well as achieve peer recognition in the technology, science or engineering disciplines. The Research Innovation and Leadership recipient is a woman who has exhibited leadership ability by leading research teams, motivating staff and securing funding or resources to enable her research program.

Academic Innovation & Leadership:

A woman working in an academic setting who has created and fostered STEM programs in curriculum development, student research, and teacher-student collaborations, is eligible for the Academic Innovation and Leadership Award. The recipient will have secured outside funding and/or received peer recognition for her leadership and innovation.

Entrepreneurial Innovation & Leadership:

This award honors a woman who has founded her own company or helped found a company. A woman who has taken great professional and financial risk to make her idea a reality. This is an exciting and incredibly diverse award. We are proud of the past and future recipients of the Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Award!

Small Business Innovation & Leadership:

Any woman who has at least three years of managerial or technical experience in technology, science or engineering can qualify for the Small Business Innovation and Leadership Award. The recipient will have managed a program, project, or business unit in an exemplary way in a small company (less than 500 employees) or professional services firm. Recipient will have managed a program, project, or business unit in an exemplary way in a small company (less than 500 employees) or professional services firm.

Large Business Innovation & Leadership:

The Large Business Innovation & Leadership Award honors a woman who has managed a program, project, or business unit in an exemplary way. Said project, program, or business must be part of a large corporation (greater than 500 employees) or professional services firm and the honoree must also have at least three years of managerial or technical experience in technology, science, or engineering.

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