What an incredible night to experience alongside inspirational women and their allies who are driving change in their workplaces and communities. I was truly honored to be recognized for my work in such a beautiful setting. A big thank you to Bonhill and Information Age for creating a platform to lift Women up and recognize them.

Anika Balkan, Equality Programs Manager, Salesforce

Winner - Advocate of the year 2018

Winning the ‘Diversity Initiative of the Year Award’ was a game-changer for DevelopHer. It put us on the map and really showcased what we’re doing!

Lauren Hasson, Founder, DevelopHer

Winner - Diversity Initiative of the Year 2018

Women working in IT need to encourage other women to choose this career and provide visible role models for their success.  The Women in IT Awards helps to raise awareness of the gender gap and is a positive force to drive change in this space.

Sherry Ryan, Vice President, Juniper Networks

Winner - Security Champion of the Year 2018

It was a fun night and a great way to acknowledge personally and professional the hard work and dedication of hundreds of amazing women, just being in the room clears you head, makes you take a step back – breathe and realize all that you have accomplished and how much we can all accomplish together when we help each other out!

Julie Fergerson, Senior Vice President, Ethoca

Winner - Innovator of the Year 2018

While I wasn’t aware of the Women in IT Awards until the organizers reached out to me, I was surprised and honored to attend the awards ceremony. The huge ballroom was filled with inspiring women, and I enjoyed every conversation I had that evening. I was completely surprised to win the “Business Role Model of the Year” award, and I am proud to include it on my LinkedIn profile and in my professional bio.

I encourage women in the tech industry to participate in awards such as Women in IT—nominate yourself, nominate others, and attend the awards ceremony to meet incredible women work in tech.

Minette Norman, Vice President, Autodesk Inc

Winner - Business Role Model of the Year 2018

I was nominated for a Presidential Service Award at Texas State University since receiving this award. I have had countless individuals congratulate me. I think that it helped grow awareness of the programs that I support within the San Antonio community through LinkedIn Connections.

Barbara Hewitt, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Winner - Woman of the Year 2018

I knew I was going to work at Intel one day as an engineer. I was determined to make my dream a reality. I now have a career as a Software Development Engineer in Test at Intel. Winning the IT Woman Rising Star of the Year Award, let me know that dreams do come true. All my hard worked has paid off. After winning the Rising Star of the Year Award, I have decided to take on my next challenge as a Power and Performance Engineer.

Kristal Murphy, Software Development Engineer, Test

Winner - Rising Star of the Year 2018