Empowering Women in Industry’s Awards Gala

05 August 2019

Empowering Women in Industry’s conference, Empowering Women in Industry 2019 will be hosting an awards gala to close the event.

The one-day conference will be held on Thursday, September 26th at the Chicago Athletic Hotel. Check-in for the dinner and gala will begin at 6:30 p.m., and both men and women are encouraged to attend. 

The event will be honoring 11 inspiring women at the gala in the following categories:

• Saleswoman of the Year 
• Marketer of the Year 
• Mentor of the Year 
• Leadership in Stem 
• Tradeswoman of the Year 
• Leadership in Reliability & Operations 
• Leadership in Manufacturing 
• Engineer of the Year 
• Industry Advocacy 
• Innovator of the Year 
• Emerging Leader of the Year

Nomination submissions ended on May 30th, and the committee is excited to announce the winners at the gala. “Putting a spotlight on the empowering women in industry that are helping lead the way is one of the special opportunities we are fortunate to be able to do at our event” says committee member, Rebekah Mechtensimer. The awards gala was put in place to recognize those doing great things in the industry, and to inspire other women on what they can accomplish in male-dominated fields. 

At the gala, committee member, Eileen O’Neill, will emcee. O’Neill is the Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). “It is important that women, especially those of us working in technical fields, support each other, and that is why I am so energized by the Empowering Women in Industry initiative. The level of accomplishment and diversity of careers of our award nominees is truly impressive. What a huge honor to be asked to play a role in recognizing these remarkable women and I look forward to meeting them in person,” O’Neill states about the gala. 

If you would like to join the Empowering Women in Industry community, get involved, or share your story, visit empoweringwomeninindustry.com, or contact Charli Matthews at charli@empoweringwomeninindustry.com.

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