Meet the 2011 Women of Innovation Finalists

Profiles of the 2011 Women of Innovation: Click here to see the category winners Click here to view the program for the event (.pdf) Click here to see the event pictures Click here to view the 2011 event recap Click here to view the press release about this event Click here to learn more about the Women of Innovation Program

Academic Innovation and Leadership Finalists:


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Southern Connecticut State University During her 13 years as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Southern Connecticut State Univeristy, DonnaJean Fredeen has worked to increase the number of women faculty and students in the sciences, to improve the infrastructure needed to support faculty scientific research, and improve the overall teaching of science. Her research focuses on the leadership needed to facilitate innovation and creativity in teaching. She is actively involved in SENCER and serves as co-director for the New England SENCER Center for Innovation and as a leadership fellow. Her interest in science education began during her tenure as a chemistry faculty member and is illustrated with her best selling study guide to accompany the General Chemistry text by McMurry and Fay.


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Collegian Innovation and Leadership Finalists:

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Yale University Elisa Jorgensen is a second-year medical student at Yale University. She began doing research at 16, and currently studies the long-term effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy on epigenetic regulation in the offspring. She is co-president of the Women in Medicine student group at Yale, and mentors three undergraduates in her laboratory. Elisa grew up in Connecticut, and received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in 2007.


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Community Innovation and Leadership Finalists

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Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Finalists:


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GoatThroat Pumps Nancy Westcott is President of GoatThroat Pumps, a company committed to bringing environmentally preferable solutions for handling chemical products to the industrial, manufacturing and landscape marketplaces. Nancy’s industrial pump company is a successful sales and product development company for her unique pumps whose operation makes it safe for handling the transfer and dispensing of more than 950 liquids ranging from beer and wine to hazardous pesticides and aggressive industrial chemicals. A B.S. graduate of Tufts University with an M.Ed. from Columbia University's Teachers College, she is a lifetime member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and created and launched the Institute’s Sustainability Youth Council in 2005.

Large Business Innovation and Leadership Finalists:


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Research Innovation and Leadership Finalists:

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Small Business Innovation and Leadership Finalists:

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Youth Innovation and Leadership Finalists:

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