Every year, the Connecticut Technology Council chooses a group of women across the state who represent the very best in science, technology, engineering and math. These women come from a variety of backgrounds, and include those who are innovators and community leaders, whether they are in the professional workforce or are still students.
The year's list has 56 women on it, and they are in many different fields that rely on the heavy use of state of the art technology. This year's women has researchers, teachers, students, engineers, managers and entrepreneurs. The most common industries that these women are employed in include biotech, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware, software and medical technology.
"Each year the Women of Innovation awards ceremony honors outstanding women who have made contributions in their professions, studies, and in many cases, their communities," said Beth Alquist, planning committee chair for the Women of Innovation awards program, in a public statement. "The 2015 Women of Innovation awards dinner is an inspirational time to celebrate these women and their accomplishments."
There are eight awards categories, and a winner in each of these categories will be chosen from the impressive list of women. The list includes tech executives, professors from Yale University and other senior officials from the high-tech world in Connecticut.
For those students that are a part of the night, they are competing for one big prize, a $4,000 scholarship from Covidien, one of the sponsors of the event. Whoever wins the Youth Innovation and Leadership category — high school, undergraduate and graduate students are eligible — will receive the check.
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