Throughout the year, AWT has numerous opportunities for members to volunteer and support our mission. The Boss Ladies program recognizes and celebrates those individuals who have put in their time, hard work and/or have gone above and beyond for our organization. 

Each month, we will be honoring these members here, on Slack and on our social media channels as a way to show our appreciation. Recipients will also receive official Boss Ladies swag! Below is more info on how to become an AWT Boss Lady.

RECIPIENTS WILL BE CHOSEN BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Is an active AWT member
  • Donates their time as an active AWT volunteer
  • Acts as an AWT mentor or speaker more than once in a calendar year, or acts as an AWT advisory board member
  • Regularly recruits people to become AWT members
  • Is active on AWT Slack team and/or regularly attends AWT hosted or partner events
  • Donates their time to other women and tech-related initiatives in the community and/or at their company


"Boss Ladies" Founding Members (from left to right)
Heather Trumpfheller, Andie Stafford, Sharyn Leyendecker,
Shea Cuthburtson, Dominique Burkett, Emmy Chilton, and
Cheryl Miller (not pictured here.)


    SEPTEMBER 2021 BOSS LADY


Ruby Frizzell- Junior Member

Recognized as a valued contributor who has been
assisting at meetings and with social media.
Youngest Boss Lady. 



    JULY 2021 BOSS LADY


Elsie Paul- Business Development Manager @Gotransverse

Recognized as a valued member of AWT
as a tech sales mentor.
Future AWT Virtual Programs Director.



    JUNE 2021 BOSS LADY


Tai Dotson- Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Strategist;
Speaker; Consultant;
Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager @Apex Systems

Recognized as a valued contributor and event speaker.
Currently serving as an AWT Board Member.



    MAY 2021 BOSS LADY


Joy Wiggins- CEO and Author @ Joy Wiggins, Ph.D: Equity and Inclusion Consulting, LLC

Recognized as a valued contributor assisting with multiple events and active volunteer.
Currently serving as AWT's Sponsorship Director.


    APRIL 2021 BOSS LADY


Ange Lee- Product UX/UI Designer

Recognized for being an active
Marketing Committee volunteer,
particularly in the area of graphical design.
 



    MARCH 2021 BOSS LADY

 

Deana Sanders- Senior IT Project Manager
at Leidos

Recognized as a valued contributor who has been a speaker at numerous AWT events and one of the longest standing members. 


    FEBRUARY 2021 BOSS LADIES


Anh Selissen -Chief Information Officer at
Texas Department of Transportation

Recognized as a valued contributor who has been a speaker at numerous AWT events.


Sonya Stauffer
 - Software Engineering Manager at S.L.S.A Inc

Recognized for being an active
Marketing Committee volunteer,
particularly in the area of social media.


   JANUARY 2021 BOSS LADIES


Michelle Schoenebeck -
Operations, Product, and Program Management

Recognized for being an active
Marketing Committee volunteer,
particularly in the area of event marketing.


Noopur Gupta
 - Engineer and Advisory Board Member 
FIWARE IHub

Recognized as an active slack member
and for participation in the AWT virtual hack-a-thon.


   DECEMBER 2020 BOSS LADIES


Taryn Wise - Account Executive @
APEX Systems

Recognized as an active member and volunteer, currently serving as AWT's Membership Director.


Meredith McConnell - US Consultant Experience Team Lead 
FDM Group 

Recognized as a valued contributor who has helped
facilitate partnerships for AWT and hosted our very
first virtual hack-a-thon.


   NOVEMBER 2020 BOSS LADIES


Amanda Butterfield -  Program Manager @
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Recognized for being an active Marketing Committee volunteer, particularly in the area
of advertising/promotions.


Jessica Adams -  Sr. Process Engineer @      NXP Semiconductors

Recognized as a long-time active member and a valued contributor to AWT events.


   OCTOBER 2020 BOSS LADIES

Chris Benevich -  Executive Coach @ Austin Digital Coaching

Recognized as a valued contributor at events and supportive member to the AWT community.

Lindsay Nicol - Project Manager,
Community Operations @ Facebook

Recognized as a valued contributor who has been a speaker at numerous AWT events.


SEPTEMBER 2020 BOSS LADIES

Tammy Hunter - Quality Engineer @ ICU Medical

Recognized for being an active Marketing Committee volunteer, particularly in the area of data analytics.


Dana Huyler - Principal Member of Technical Staff @ athenahealth

Recognized as an active volunteer, valued speaker at a number of AWT events, and a mentor for our members.


AUGUST 2020 BOSS LADIES



Tammara Moore - VP, Engineering Recruiting @ PIMCO

Recognized as a valued partner and contributor to AWT events over the past 2 years.

Nicole Pletka - Director of Project Management @ Zeitcode

Recognized for her years as an active member and volunteer mentor for other members.

JULY 2020 BOSS LADIES


Tahjar Roamartinez - President @ Cyber Warfighters Group, Inc and CEHT, LLC

Recognized as a valued contributor
who has been a speaker at a number of AWT events.



Denise Peña - Principal Technical Writer @ Blackbaud

Recognized as an active member and volunteer, serving as AWT's Virtual Programs Manager.


JUNE 2020 BOSS LADIES


Cynthia Filgate - Software Engineering Manager @ MapMyFitness, Under Armour Connected Fitness

Recognized as a valued contributor
who has been a speaker at a number of AWT events.


Ashley Steck - Recruiter @PIMCO

Recognized as an active volunteer and valued contributor who has helped facilitate partnerships for AWT.

MAY 2020 BOSS LADIES


Teri Pennington - President @ Pennington Technologies LLC

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member, as well as a trusted mentor for AWT members.


Belinda Perez - CIO/Co-founder @ DonateWay

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member, long-time former board member and AWT President who helped grow the organization immensely.

APRIL 2020 BOSS LADIES


Tricia Guerrina - VP of Sales @ Apparent Technologies, Inc.

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member and past board member, as well as a moderator at a number of AWT events.


Shreya Prasad - Technical Marketing Professional

Recognized as an active member and volunteer, serving on the Marketing committee in the area of social media.

MARCH 2020 BOSS LADIES


Tina McLeod - CIO @
Texas Attorney General

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member, speaker at a number of AWT events and mentor for our members



Rossana Barrios - Strategic Planning Manager @ Tax Office for Travis County

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member and past board member who served our organization in a number of capacities for many years



Darlene Templeton - Speaker and CEO/Founder @ Templeton & Associates

Recognized as a valued AWT speaker and an active contributing member



Denise Lucas - Director, Development Services Dept @ City of Austin

Recognized as a long-time valued AWT Advisory Board member and speaker/moderator for AWT events


FEBRUARY 2020 BOSS LADIES


Diane Kenyon - Managing Director,
Product Services @ Charles Schwab

Recognized as a valued AWT Advisory Board member, a speaker/mentor to our members, and a supportive member.


Lynn Jano - IT Project Manager
@ Charles Schwab

Recognized for her years serving on the AWT board, for her help securing sponsorship and venues for the organization, and as an active member.

JANUARY 2020 BOSS LADIES


Ashland Viscosi - Community Builder & Speaker @ Creatives Meet Business

Recognized for her participation in AWT's "Gal-entine's" and Spring Mentoring events as a speaker and mentor. 



Cheryl Miller - Managing Director @
Luna Data Solutions

Recognized as AWT's 2018-2019 President, current advisory board member, longtime member and one of the founding members of the AWT Boss Ladies Program.


Lacy Michel - Business Development Manager @ Neos Consulting Group

Recognized as AWT's 2019-2020 Volunteer Coordinator, a long-time AWT Programs committee volunteer, and active member. 


Dee M - Data Analyst

Recognized as an active 2019-2020 Membership committee volunteer, and for her regular participation at AWT events.


Penola Edwards - Teacher and Data Analyst

Recognized for being an active 2019-2020 Marketing committee volunteer, specially in the area of data analytics, and for her regular participation at AWT events.


Madonna Matta - Digital Media Analyst @ Accenture

Recognized for being an active 2019 Marketing committee volunteer, specifically in the area of social media, and for her regular participation at AWT events.

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