I just got home from the inspiring Women of Vision awards event by the Anita Borg Institute. Huawei was a Gold Sponsor of this WOV and I have worked for months to arrange for 30 Huawei guests to attend from all over the world. Our Senior Vice President John Roese spoke during the opening reception. I should not be staying up to blog about this because I am teaching the first TechWomen Mentor Workshop starting early tomorrow morning but WOV is so exciting, I need to share it.
Today’s award winners were
- Leadership Award: Chieko Asakawa, Ph.D., IBM Fellow, IBM Research – Tokyo
- Innovation Award: Mary Lou Jepsen, Ph.D., CEO, Pixel Qi
- Social Impact Award: Karen Panetta, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University
Each winner was impressive in her own way. Each has overcome much to make an admirable change in the technical world. Wow. Going to an ABI event is always worthwhile, if for no other reason than to talk with the remarkable technical contributors in the audience. The Women of Vision event is particularly excellent because of the powerful story of each award winner. I am glad my husband John Plocher could attend the event this year. He has heard me talk about WOV for years.
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