The Women in Technology (WIT) Awards Celebration recognizes women in technology who’ve had an impact in the central Pennsylvania region – past, present, and future. It brings together hundreds of participants to honor the accomplishments and contribution of twenty-seven finalists across nine award categories. The event also awards scholarships to female students pursuing STEAM disciplines at regional colleges to support and encourage the development of the next generation of talent.
2019 FINALISTS and past award RECIPIENTS
The Moxie Award
Recognizes a pioneer who has blazed the trail for other women in technology to follow.
Sheri Collins, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Kathleen Pavelko, WITF
Rita Reynolds, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Bili Mattes, Harrisburg University
Rebecca Bickley, PA Department of Transportation
Impact Award – Private Sector/Enterprise
Recognizes a woman in technology whose contributions have had an impact in the Private Sector / Enterprise market.
Laura Brown, P.H. Glatfelter
Debbie Houser, GeoDecisions
Sonya Zook, Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Britta Schatz, Penn National Insurance
Impact Award – Public Sector/Government
Recognizes a woman in technology whose contributions have had an impact in the Public Sector / Government.
Kathryn Hartzell, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
April Rothermel, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Julie Snyder, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Administration
Deana Vance, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Kim Poretta, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of PA
Sharon Minnich, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of PA
Impact Award – Entrepreneurial / Small Business
Recognize a woman in technology whose contributions have had an impact in the Entrepreneurial / Small Business sector.
Ruthann Black, BlackCSI
Anne Kirby, The Candy Factory & The Sweetcore
Lee Shand Snyder, Benefix
Lori Danials, Momentum, Inc.
Stephanie Reisinger, Evalytica
Impact Award – Healthcare
Recognize a woman in technology whose contributions have had an impact in the Healthcare sector.
Suzanne Engels, Capital BlueCross
Kim Ireland, Aspire Ventures and Smart Health Innovation Lab
Erika Swift, Penn State College of Medicine
Leesa Allen, PA Department of Human Services
Patricia Ingerick, Geneia
Impact Award – Education
Recognize a woman in technology whose contributions have had an impact in the Education sector.
Annie Hughes, Penn State Harrisburg
Heather Lister, Construct Learning
Kelly Powell Logan, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Nicole Ernst, HACC
Jessica Garrigan, School Director of Lancaster
Stands for Diversity and Inclusion in Technology, this award recognizes an individual’s active commitment to inclusion, advancement and diversity in technology sector.
Diane Crawford, DIPCPA – Diversity & Inclusion Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
Jennifer Oswald, Momentum, Inc.
Cheryl Tichonevicz, CAI
Michael Chorney, Penn State Harrisburg
Art + Design Award
Recognizes a woman whose use of technology is advancing the practice of art and design.
Morgan Farnsworth, TAIT
Autumn Frantz, Computer Aid Inc.
Sarah Shirk, Atomic Design, Inc.
Next Gen Award
Jamie Kopko, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Amanda Minner, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Ola Rashwan, Penn State Harrisburg
Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, Project Vive
Kelsey Kirk, Defense Logistics Agency
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as of 4/29/19