Individual Profiles & Spotlights

Wilhemina Ayorkor Anang

Congratulations to Wilhemina Ayorkor Anang, one of our 2020 Pass It On Award Winners.

Wilhemina Anang-Addo is the Founder and Executive Director of Mothers Alliance Network-BusiMoms (MAN).  Her passion for STEM took root when she was 10 years old. Read More

Alekhya Pochiraju

Where Technology and Biology Meet: How Alekhya Pochiraju is Promoting Inclusive Medical Research

When we talk about technology and engineering, we don’t always think of medicine, but Alekhya Pochiraju is merging the two worlds. With her work in clinical biomarker operations, she is helping create essential medicine through the marriage of biology and technology.  Read More

Carolina Moreira Oliveira

Congratulations to Carolina Moreira Oliveira, one of our 2020 Pass It On Award Winners. Carolina is the co-founder of Brazilians in Tech Community and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Federal University of Paraná. Her passion for STEM began at a young age. Read More

Karelys López Rivera

Charting Her Own Path: Puerto Rican Public School Student Becomes Rising Technological Star

When Karelys received her university acceptance letter, she anticipated a scene similar to ‘the ones in the movies, where everyone’s happily screaming and excited.’ However, the reception she received was very different. “My family couldn’t understand why I didn’t want to stay at home and get a regular job.” After shedding a few tears of disappointment, Karelys moved on. However, it wasn’t until she connected with friends who had also received acceptance letters that she felt validated in celebrating her accomplishment.

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Amanda Hua

Grace Under Pressure: How Amanda Hua Advocates for Gender Balance in Technology

When Amanda was a little girl growing up in Shanghai, China, her father’s work fascinated her. “I thought he was super smart,” she fondly recollects. His profession involved mapping space shuttle trajectories. He was gifted at math and science. Since both of Amanda’s parents were scientists, STEM subjects “felt natural and came naturally to me.” Read More

Lucia Hicks-Williams

Lucia Hicks-Williams brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership and expertise in the technology industry across operations, marketing, distribution, product development, data services, consumer experiences, and organizational transformation. Read More