• WCA Honors Pioneering Women in Technology at Inaugural Awards Luncheon

  • OCTOBER 23, 2014 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Hear from Westchester's Top Female Innovators on November 19

  • Women are half the population, but only hold a small fraction of the top jobs in tech and science. In Westchester County, it's different. The glass ceiling has been shattered and science and technology has been advanced significantly by this year's honorees at the Westchester County Association's first-ever "Women in Tech" Awards Luncheon, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi, host of "New Tech City" on 93.9 WNYC New York Public Radio. 



    Zomorodi will deliver the luncheon keynote speech and present the awards to our honorees, a distinguished group of women pioneering some of the world’s most importance science. The honorees are responsible for engineering the CDC’s flu vaccine; researching new breast cancer treatments; discovering breakthroughs in cerebral palsy therapies; tackling drug-resistant viruses; and advancing DNA sequencing.

    The honorees are:

    • Doris Bucher, Ph.D., associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College
    • Chau Dang, M.D., chief, West Harrison Medical Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Kathleen Friel, Ph.D., director, Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery, Burke-Cornell Medical Research Institute
    • Julia P. Gregory, chief executive officer, ContraFect
    • Soo Young Yang, Ph.D., founder, Chairman, Histogenetics.

    The event takes place on Wednesday, November 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. Tickets are $110 for WCA members; and $130 for future members. The event is sponsored by Gold Sponsor, Sterling National Bank, and Silver Sponsor, Tompkins Mahopac Bank.

    To register, contact Laura Montopoli at 914.948.6444 or email lmontopoli@westchester.org.

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