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Award Winners for Women in Technology Wisconsin Announced

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:04 PM | Anonymous

Women in Technology Wisconsin (WIT) has announced the winners of two newly created awards:  President’s Award, and Impact Awards for their 2017-2018 season. The non-profit organization, founded in 2014, focuses on advancing women in technology careers. Their involvement reaches over 16 counties in Northeast Wisconsin and has impacted over 4500 students.

President’s Award recognizes WIT Members for Outstanding Community Leadership in Northeast Wisconsin.

The President’s Award Winners

Erin Draheim, Sr. Software Engineer, Skyline Technologies

Erin is a founding board member. We have talked to her numerous times about being on the board, but she said all that strategy stuff is not for her. She would rather just help. Well, she does more than just help. She is a driving force of WIT4Girls, helping develope the WIT4Girls lesson plans.. She has taught Girls Who Code Club at Hortonville School District for 2 years. She has reached over 35 girls with this program. She teaches at the FVTC Girls Camp and active in various regional Career Fairs promoting girls in technology. She is a great role model for girls that are interested in learning technology. Skyline Technologies recognized her for her involvement with WIT Wisconsin.

Kim Iversen, Director, NEW IT  Alliance

Kim found her passion early on as she committed to being the Co-Chair for WIT4Girls. As a mother of girls, she quickly found that her true mission was to encourage girls to discover technology. She followed her passion and became the Director of the newly formed NEW IT Alliance in Northeast Wisconsin. She is currently leading many technology efforts in our region. Here leadership is being recognized by the top leaders in the state.

Prachi Khare, Student, Fox Valley Technical College

She is a great role model for students. She has been at various WIT Events always willing to participate and meet professional women. She also participated in JJ Kellers Give Camp. She is an active member of the WITonCampus Professional Connection. Her willingness to learn from others and meet professionals from various companies is amazing.

Impact Award recognizes WIT Members as Outstanding Community Volunteers. These members have volunteered over 40 hours.

Impact Award Winners

Amy Roffers, Client Systems Analyst, US Venture Inc.

Erin Draheim, Sr. Software Developer, Skyline Technologies

Kathi Bellotti, Sr. Information Security Analyst, US Venture Inc.

Kim Iversen, Director, NEW IT Alliance

Patricia Curry, Software Developer, Concurrency

Rachel Rosenberg, Office Coordinator, Pieper Electric Inc.

Vicki Leinbach, Chief Information Officer, Ariens Company

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