For some inexplicable reason, there’s been a bias against women in the STEM fields, which has manifested itself in fewer opportunities, salaries, prizes, and recognition for women scientists. With Westchester emerging as a significant biotech and health tech hub, the Westchester County Association (WCA) wants to reverse that trend. Last year, the WCA, Westchester’s leading business organization, inaugurated the Women in Tech Awards Luncheon to honor pioneering women scientists who work here.
If the companies founded by MIT graduates formed an independent nation, their revenues would propel that nation to the 17th-largest economy in the world, according to a Kauffman Foundation study. But MIT alumni, drawn from all over the world, remain heavily in Massachusetts, where they provide significant economic benefit to their local and regional economies. Could bringing an engineering school to Westchester have similar positive results?
Greater Hudson Bank announced this week the appointment of William M. Mooney, Jr., chief executive officer of the WCA, to its board of directors. Over the course of his career, Mooney has been a prominent force in the Hudson Valley region's business and banking community. He brings a wealth of expertise and insight to his new role with Greater Hudson, including senior positions at Independence Community Bank, where he was responsible for all business activities in Westchester County and Connecticut, Union State Bank, and Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank, where he oversaw all retail and small business activities in the New York Metropolitan area. He also served as President and CEO of Hudson Valley Bank.
With Millennials out-priced by soaring rents in Brooklyn, and projections of one million more people moving to the metro New York area in the next decade, the pressure is on for more transit-oriented development (TOD) and updated infrastructure in Westchester County.
The Westchester County Association announced today a “Call for Nominations” for Women in Tech Awards to honor outstanding women in life sciences and technology, and a Westchester high school and college student pursuing a STEM field. The awards will be given out at the Second Annual Women in Tech Awards Luncheon, organized by the WCA, on October 1, 2015, at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. Nominations are due by July 10 and may be downloaded from the events section or obtained by contacting The WCA at 914-948-6444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
No results were found.