WOI | Meet the 2015 Women of Innovation

WOI | Meet the 2015 Women of Innovation

We are proud to announce the 2015 Women of Innovation®! These women will be honored at the April 1 awards gala at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Out of this pool of award winners one woman, in each of the eight categories, will be selected as a top Woman of Innovation in her category. Category winners will be announced the night of the awards dinner.

Quick Links:
2015 Event Recap
Read the 2015 Women of Innovation Press Release
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HonoreeTitleCompany/InstitutionAward CategoryHometown
Keshia AsheCo-Founder & CEOManyMentorsCommunity Innovation and LeadershipHampton, VA
Serap AksoyProfessorYale School of Public HealthResearch Innovation and Leadership
Medria Blue-EllisPrincipalEngineering & Science University Magnet SchoolAcademic Innovation and LeadershipBethany
Lisa Braden-Harder CEOAppenSmall Business Innovation and LeadershipRidgefield
Shari BugajComposites Production Integrated Product Team LeadPratt & WhitneyLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipNew Philadelphia, OH
Stormy ChamberlainRaymond & Beverly Sackler Assistant Professor of Genetics & Developmental BiologyUCONNResearch Innovation and LeadershipCasper, NY
Janis Collins Co-FounderThe RefineryEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipWestport
Patricia CushmanManager, Environment, Health & SafetyUnited Technologies Research CenterCommunity Innovation and LeadershipOld Lyme
Emily Davis Senior Development EngineerCovidienLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipNew Milford
Wendy DavisFounder & CEOGestVision, Inc.Entrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipGuildford
Deborah DorcemusCollege StudentUCONNCollegian Innovation and LeadershipDanbury
Kate EmeryCEOThe Walker GroupCommunity Innovation and LeadershipFarmington
Wafa ElmannaiPh.D. StudentUniversity of BridgeportCollegian Innovation and LeadershipBridgeport
Maureen EzzoAir Vehicle Project Lead, Executive Transport Development ProgramsSikorsky Aircraft CorporationLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipNorthford
Lynn FiellinAssociate Professor of Medicine Yale School of MedicineResearch Innovation and LeadershipNew Haven
Marisha GodekPrincipal Research ScientistCovidienLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipEllington
Heidi GoldCEOLittle ScientistsAcademic Innovation and LeadershipNew Haven
Emma GoodmanHigh School StudentGreenwich High SchoolYouth Innovation and LeadershipRiverside
Sapna GuptaPh.D. StudentUCONNCollegian Innovation and LeadershipFaridabad, India
Megan HislopCollege StudentCentral Connecticut State UniversityCollegian Innovation and LeadershipTorrington
Jeannette IckovicsProfessorYale School of Public HealthResearch Innovation and LeadershipPhiladelphia
Odia KaneHigh School StudentEngineering & Science University Magnet SchoolYouth Innovation and LeadershipNew Haven
Janine KerrHigh School StudentDanbury High SchoolYouth Innovation and Leadership
Leslie KrumholzCEOGoodStreetsEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipGuildford
Christina Lampe-OnnerudFounder & CEOCLOTEAM LLCEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipWilton
Lindsay LandrySenior EngineerPratt & WhitneyLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipWest Hartford
Victoria LiuHigh School StudentAmity Regional High SchoolYouth Innovation and Leadership
Amy LydonIntellectual Property CounselCovidienLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipSaratoga Springs, NY
Allison MacKayAssociate Professor of Civil & Environmental EngineeringUCONNAcademic Innovation and LeadershipVernon
Radenka MaricConnecticut Clean Energy Professor in Sustainable EnergyUCONNResearch Innovation and Leadership
Vicky MargiottLead EMU Systems Engineer -UTAS ISR & Space SystemsUTC Aerospace Systems Large Business Innovation and Leadership
Anubhuti MathurHigh School StudentGlastonbury High SchoolYouth Innovation and Leadership
Susan McNulty-LoPiccoloSenior Manager Portfolio ManagementPfizer, Inc.Large Business Innovation and LeadershipNewtown
Sarah MehnerManaging DirectorConnecticut Information SecuritySmall Business Innovation and LeadershipRedding
Sarah MogielnickiHigh School StudentGreater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and ScienceYouth Innovation and Leadership
Rebecca NapolitanoCollege StudentConnecticut CollegeCollegian Innovation and LeadershipHamden
Lizette NigroVice President, Product OperationsFiservLarge Business InnovationEast Granby
Cindy OksanenSenior DirectorPfizer, Inc.Large Business Innovation and LeadershipStonington
Julie OlsonBusiness Mentor/Growth AdvisorSECT Tech/CTNextEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipSeattle, WA
Anna Patrizzi Director, Supply Chain IntegrationPratt & WhitneyLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipEast Granby
Shelley PhelanProfessor of Biology Fairfield UniversityAcademic Innovation and LeadershipSandy Hook
Diane Corcoran PintavalleInstructor, Advanced Research Mentorship & AP Biology Glastonbury High SchoolAcademic Innovation and LeadershipNorth Haven
Maryne RobinFounder & PresidentNANTES Solutions, LLCEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipStamford
Yu-Hui RogersSite DirectorThe Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine Large Business Innovation and LeadershipTaiwan, China
Nicole RussoPresident Microboard Processing, Inc.Small Business Innovation and LeadershipFairfield
Kimberly SendleinElectrical Design Manager, Advanced ProgramsUTC Aerospace SystemsLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipMarlborough
Jade SmartHigh School StudentHamden High SchoolYouth Innovation and Leadership
Ellen SuCo-FounderWellinksEntrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipPalo Alto, CA
Karen TepperVice President, MobilePriceline.comLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipGreenwich
Allison ThomasORION Air Revitalization System Lead-UTAS ISR & Space SystemsUTC Aerospace SystemsCommunity Innovation and LeadershipHampden, MA
Lynn TinkerCH-53K Chief System EngineerSikorsky Aircraft CorporationLarge Business Innovation and LeadershipWoodbridge
Kyle VanderlickDeanYale School of Engineering & Applied ScienceAcademic Innovation and Leadership
Monika WeberPh.D. StudentYale UniversityCollegian Innovation and LeadershipWroclaw, Poland
Phyllis Winters President & FounderInformation Technology GroupSmall Business Innovation and LeadershipEast Berlin
Martha YaneyOwner & PresidentVista Group International, Inc.Small Business Innovation and LeadershipDarien
Quing ZhuProfessor of Electrical EngineeringUCONNAcademic Innovation and LeadershipBejing, China

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