Spirit of the Midwest Awards
Spirit of the Midwest Inspire
Each year, the WICT Midwest Chapter recognizes four outstanding chapter members who have made an extraordinary contribution to our industry through volunteerism, technology, and leadership. The following are the award categories:
This award recognizes an individual who has shown exemplary volunteer support for WICT Midwest in 2020. This leader should show dedication to volunteering/serving to help grow the Midwest Chapter and inspire others in the community.
This award recognizes an industry woman serving in a technical position who has contributed significantly to her organization as well as the cable and telecommunications industry. In addition to her technical expertise, she is a valued team member who is committed to supporting and motivating others.
This award recognizes an industry woman, considered a newcomer to the industry, who has demonstrated her own personal leadership style and has become accomplished in both her job and in her working knowledge of the cable and/or telecommunications industry.
and meet one of the following:
This award recognizes an industry woman who has made significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industry throughout her career, serves as a mentor and role model for others, exhibits leadership qualities that have made a difference in her organization, is a risk taker and a groundbreaker, and inspires others. This woman is highly regarded by her peers and teammates for career accomplishments and quality of work-life balance.
Volunteer of the Year - Debra Malick; Rising Leader - Emilie Gragert; Woman in Technology - Amber Schwiesow; Spirit of the Midwest - Trish McCann
Volunteer of the Year - Lauren Ray; Rising Leader - Tera Dubs; Woman in Technology - Maryann Eastman; Spirit of the Midwest - Jenny Massey
Volunteer of the Year - Katie LoRusso; Rising Leader - Sydney Smith; Woman in Technology - Julie Bent; Spirit of the Midwest - Lisa Neuwirth
Rising Leader – Tara Anderson; Woman in Technology – Marsha Gee; Spirit of the Midwest – Kimberly Noetzel
Rising Leader – Jada Marcotte; Woman in Technology – Erin Hayes; Spirit of the Midwest – Pamela Hermann
Rising Leader – Lisa Shea; Woman in Technology – Andrea Wegley; Spirit of the Midwest – Melissa Morris
Rising Leader – Sally West; Woman in Technology – Ginni Hartley; Spirit of the Midwest – Theresa Sunde
Rising Leader – Katie Atkinson; Woman in Technology – Julie Sparlin; Spirit of the Midwest – Jean Edhlund