LAS VEGAS – Girls in Tech, Las Vegas (GIT), HiTech Vegas LLC., and Women Advancing (formerly Women in Media Mentoring Initiative) present the second annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards to recognize the achievements of leading women in technology fields working in the greater Las Vegas metro area.
The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards will be awarded to five women representing technology industries including: Robotics, Information Technology (IT), Computer Engineering, 3D Printing, new technology inventions, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Nominations are now open and being accepted online through April 15, 2015 at http://www.vegaswomentechawards.net/.
The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards encompass the various sectors of technology as a whole to recognize and promote the advancement of women in technological careers. Five awards will be given: High Tech Woman of the Year, High Tech Rising Star, High Tech Community Service, High Tech Entrepreneur and High Tech Mentor. We invite the Las Vegas technology community to nominate local Las Vegas women for these awards.
“We are excited to recognize the amazing innovative advances that local women are making in technology in Las Vegas,” says Christina Aldan, co-managing director of Girls in Tech Las Vegas. In the past 10 years, growth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs has been three times greater than non-STEM jobs. While women comprise 48% of the US workforce, just 24% are in STEM fields, a statistic that has held constant for nearly the last decade according to Million Women Mentors.
“It’s time for our Las Vegas technology community to honor the women that are leading and changing the status quo in high-tech, and this award recognizes the great achievements of local women changing the face of technology today,” says Lori Nguyen, president of HiTech Vegas LLC and founder of the Las Vegas Woman in Technology awards.
To nominate your favorite female in technology, please visit http://www.vegaswomentechawards.net/.
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About Girls in Tech, Las Vegas
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. Founded in 2007, GIT was created out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology. GIT is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and supports over 12,000 members in 57 chapters worldwide. Learn more at http://www.girlsintechlasvegas.org/.
HiTech Vegas™ offers professional networking and special events for high-tech companies in the greater
Las Vegas metro area, who meet together to network, partner, conduct commerce, and seek partnerships, foster alliances, gain business education; and companies benefit by establishing an advanced business network in the Las Vegas Metro community. Learn more at www.hitechvegas.lv.com.
About Women Advancing
Women Advancing, formerly known as Women in Media Mentoring Initiative, is a free membership organization founded in 2011 on the principles of dual mentorship, diversity and career enhancement for women in media, entertainment, marketing, advertising and communications. Women Advancing is a leading, female-led and focused organization creating a positive advancement path for women in business with a variety of support focused on advancing the position of women. Women Advancing offers an inclusive and supportive environment to women at all stages of their careers for professional development. Headquartered in New York, Women Advancing has connected over 6,000 female executives across the country and has thriving chapters in New York, Boston, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Learn more at http://www.wimmi.net/.
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