February 9, 2017 

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Lisa Doerner



2017 Technology Woman of the Year
Nominations Now Open
Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester is accepting nominations for the 2017 Technology Woman of the Year Award now through March 9, 2017. This award, sponsored by Entre Computer Services, is designed to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields. Through this award, women who work in these professions are encouraged to stay in the Greater Rochester area, mentor young women, and contribute to the economic growth of the region.
Eligible nominees include women who:
  • Are in a profession within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field
  • Have a minimum of five years' experience in a leadership role
  • Work within the Greater Rochester metropolitan area (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne counties)
  • Are employed in a company whose primary product is technology or in a technology or technical department of a non-tech organization
The recipient will be selected based on:
  • Contributions to the technology profession
  • Contributions to advancing the status, opportunities, and employment for women in technology professions
  • Community involvement
To nominate a local woman, complete one of the nominations forms located on the DR website . A breakfast awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 a.m. at Casa Larga Vineyards. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Deana L. Porterfield, President of Roberts Wesleyan College, and her address about becoming a person of influence. 



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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