Hospitality Technology Announces Its 2020 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Award Winners

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Revel Systems, Sparkfly and White Castle are among companies employing this year’s honorees for outstanding achievement in restaurant technology.

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards. The 2020 awards program is sponsored by Tillster, the global leader in powering online ordering and delivery solutions for restaurant brands.

“College-educated women account for half of the workforce, but only 29% of women work in science, engineering and technology,” said Abigail Lorden, vice president and publisher of Hospitality Technology. “With our Top Women in Restaurant Technology program we hope recognize the accomplishments of these trailblazers and rising stars in the restaurant technology industry to encourage even more women and minorities to consider working in the evolving hospitality technology space.”

Now in its fourth year, the Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards seeks to honor outstanding women from both restaurants and technology suppliers for reimagining restaurant processes and operations while demonstrating excellence in leadership, inventiveness and skill.

“We are incredibly honored to be a part of this year’s Women in Restaurant Technology Awards program, and the women that are being honored inspire us daily,” says Hope Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer at Tillster. “What these women have accomplished, and what their future in the technology sector holds, is a testament to their dedication in furthering our industry through both innovation and leadership.”

Winners were recognized in the following categories:

Rising Star:
Presented to women from any level of an organization with less than five years' experience in the industry, who have demonstrated leadership and are already making a mark in foodservice technology at an early stage in their careers.

Presented to women who are forward thinkers and who have executed on tools and strategy to transform the foodservice technology space in a positive manner by creating or deploying emerging technologies that reimagine how things are done while paving the way for future technologies.

Lifetime Achievement:
This award is presented in recognition of a lifetime (no less than 15 years) of service and accomplishments in the foodservice technology industry. We seek to honor women who have had an impact on the foodservice technology industry as well as their colleagues and industry peers through enthusiasm, mentorship and commitment, while also showing how technologies can provide new ways of doing things.

The winners of the 2020 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards are:

Rising Star
Richelle Anderson, OneDine
Malia Alley, Taco Bell

Leslie Leaf, Revel Systems
Catherine Tabor, Sparkfly
Felicia White, Church's Chicken
Krystal Mobayeni, BentoBox
Sarah Kabakoff, Toast
Sharon Evans, Dine Brands

Lifetime Achievement
Susan Carroll-Boser, White Castle
Nicole West, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Winners were chosen by Hospitality Technology magazine and members of its Research Advisory Board. Winners will be profiled in the May 2020 issue of Hospitality Technology magazine and throughout the month in digital profiles on The winners were announced and honored during an awards program on March 10, 2020 at the 25th annual MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference), which were held March 9-11, 2020, at The Paris in Las Vegas.

About Hospitality Technology
Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes eight times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, HT-NEXT and MURTEC Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Hospitality Technology is the parent brand of the Restaurant Technology Network (, a membership community of restaurants and suppliers working together to solve industry challenges by shaping standards and sharing best practices. Visit Hospitality Technology online at Hospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago.

About Tillster
Tillster is the global leader in powering online ordering and delivery solutions for restaurant brands looking to increase revenue and achieve operational efficiencies. Enabling nearly 50 million digital orders per year, it offers the added dimension of integrated marketing and data mining so that restaurants can realize more orders, more often, more ways. With teams in the US, Europe and Asia, Tillster serves more than 100 global and regional brands, including Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, Jollibee, and Pizza Hut. For more information, please visit

About EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, marketing agencies and retail service providers by using its integrated network of media and information resources designed to inform, connect and provide actionable marketplace intelligence. Information on EnsembleIQ can be found at

EnsembleIQ is a portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, a private equity investor with more than 30 years of experience investing in growth companies in partnership with strong management teams. Information on RFE can be found at

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