Globant Announces Winners of the Women That Build Awards in the US in an Inspiring Ceremony
22 Dec 2021
- Globant recognized 50 women from 11 countries among 1,000 candidates from 27 different nations for their impactful work in the IT sector. From those awarded, four winners were selected by a panel of renowned judges in the United States
- The Global Ceremony featured prominent speakers such as Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder & CEO at Endeavor; Payal Manan Rajpal, South Asia Head of Robotex International & Director of Robotex India; Amber Anderson, Founder & CEO at Tote + Pears; and Dora Kamu, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher at Headspace, among others
NEW YORK – December 22, 2021 - Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, announced the 44 local winners and the 6 global winners of the annual Women That Build Awards, which celebrates women who are positively impacting the IT sector and serving as inspirational and influential role models. To see the full list of local winners in each country, visit www.womenawards.globant.com.
With more than 1,000 nominations, 69,000 votes and 63 supporting organizations from all over the world, the winners in the US are Einav Lavi, Chief Human Resources Officer at Qualitest; Teneika Askew, Director of Data Science and Analytics Enablement at the US Navy; Suuchi Ramesh, Founder and CEO at Suuchi Inc.; and Jeeva Senthilnathan, Engineering Student at Colorado School of Mines and Executive Director at Privando.
“The Women That Build Awards represent a huge milestone in Globant’s quest to hack inequality. Through them, we celebrate women who are creating the necessary conditions for a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse future for all,” said Patricia Pomies, Chief Operating Officer at Globant. “Today, we not only want to recognize the winners, but also all of the candidates and voters who have joined in our efforts to make these stories visible. For us, it’s extremely important to continue creating opportunities to recognize women’s impact in the technology industry.”
The four winners were selected by a judging panel comprised of Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President of Enterprise at General Assembly; Cecilia Flores, COO and Co-Founder at Webee; Idunn Jónsdóttir, Chief Executive Director at IESE Business School; Liesl Riddle, Vice Dean for Strategy and Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University School of Business; Judith Spitz, Founder and Executive Director at Break Through Tech; Ranjana Young, Global Head Of Enterprise Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health; Fernando Matzkin, Chief Business Officer North America at Globant; and Shantala Sadananda, EVP and Regional Managing Director at Globant.
“We want to foster a community of support among women in technology in order to help narrow the gender gap in the industry – from inspiring young girls to study the STEM fields, to encouraging more accomplished entrepreneurs and executives to remain and advance to top leadership positions in business, government and society,” said Fernando Matzkin, Chief Business Officer for North America at Globant. “With the Women That Build Awards and our many strategic partners, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive industry, while more broadly advancing gender equality.”
The winners received prizes such as scholarships for a Graduate and Professional Certificate Program from George Washington School of Business, a Live Online Leadership and Management Certificate from IESE Business School, and an On-Demand Course from General Assembly.
Learn more about this year’s winners:
Jeeva Senthilnathan, winner of the Rising Star category, is a college student majoring in mechanical engineering at Colorado School of Mines, whose youth-led and all-female startup, Privado, has created innovative technologies including emergency blue-light boxes and wearable gadgets.
Suuchi Ramesh, winner in the Tech Entrepreneur category, is the CEO and founder of Suuchi Inc., a supply chain technology platform, where she has encouraged a team of women to thrive in technology as well as helped to create new jobs in a sector that needed reactivation.
Teneika Askew, winner of the Digital Leader category, serves as the Director of Data Science and Analytics Enablement at the US Navy, where she manages Data Science and AI/ML products and teams. In her spare time, she runs her own non-profit, which provides mentorship to high school women.
Einav Lavi, winner of the Inspiring Executive category, brings 20 years of experience to her role as Chief Human Resources Officer at Qualitest, where she helps craft high-potential teams to deliver superior growth and transformation.
To learn more about the winners or join the Women That Build community, please visit www.womenawards.globant.com.
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