Balloting Open For 2020 Women In Tech Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for TVNewsCheck’s Tenth Annual Women in Technology Awards.
Presented each year at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, the Women in Technology Awards are presented in three categories.
- The Women in Technology Leadership Award recognizes women who have contributed significantly toward advancing their industry technologically.
- The Women in Technology Futurist Award, inaugurated in 2019, recognizes women who have pioneered new technologies or significantly influenced the development of new media technology.
- The Technology Women to Watch Awards shine a spotlight on women in media and entertainment who show significant promise of advancing their industry technologically.
All three awards support the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which provides training and industry internships to graduates who are women or people of color. The program has placed scores of participants in industry jobs.
“When we launched the Women in Technology Awards in 2009, many predicted we would run out candidates in five years, so few women were working in media and entertainment technology,” said Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of TVNewsCheck. “There is still a shortage of women in technology, but by spotlighting them and their work — and the work of the NAB Leadership Foundation — we are building a foundation for a far more diverse future.”
The Tenth Annual Women in Technology Awards will be presented at a 6 p.m. ceremony and cocktail reception on Tuesday, April 21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the 2020 NAB Show will be in full swing.
To nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2020 Women in Technology Awards, please download a ballot for the Women in Technology Leadership Award 2020 Ballot, the Women in Technology Futurist Award 2020 Ballot or the Technology Women to Watch Awards 2020 Ballot
Learn more about the Women in Technology Awards program here.
Past Recipients of the Women in Technology Leadership Award:
- Darcy Antonellis, now CEO, Vubiquity
- Andrea Berry, industry consultant and former SVP of media services at Fox Networks Engineering and Operations
- Wendy Aylsworth, now president, Ultraviolet and CEO, Walden Pond
- Renu Thomas, Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University
- Cindy Hutter Cavell, senior engineer and practice manager, Cavell Mertz & Associates
- Michelle Munson, now co-founder and CEO, Eluvio
- Glodina Connan-Lostanlen, COO, Imagine Communications Playout & Networking Solutions
- Diane Tryneski, then EVP of technology and chief digital officer for HBO
- Tish Graham, VP broadcast technology, ABC Owned Stations
Past Recipients of the Women in Technology Futurist Award:
- Abby Auerbach, EVP and chief communications officer, Television Bureau of Advertising
- Madeleine Noland, now president, Advanced Television Systems Committee
Past Recipients of the Technology Women to Watch Award:
- Alison Neplokh, now Public Policy Manager, Facebook
- Tania Paz, VP operations, Telemundo Network
- Ann Marie Rohaly, director, accessibility policy and standards, Microsoft corporate accessibility group
- Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager, Imagine Communications
- Jennifer Leung, now senior director, AppD Labs and Emerging Tech, AppDynamics
- Yvonne Thomas, product manager, Arvato Systems
- Deb Adeogba, now senior media experience manager, Microsoft
- Jaclyn Pytlarz, senior engineer, applied vision science, Dolby Labs
- Larissa Görner, director, advanced live solutions, Grass Valley
- Deb Grivois, director of engineering, WLWT-TV Cincinnati.