Seventh Annual Women of M2M and IoT to be Celebrated June 6

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It takes a lot to be a woman in technology and it takes even more to lead day-to-day. And it’s for this reason it’s time to recognize successful women in technology. Connected World will be celebrating the achievements of women, for the seventh year in a row at its annual WoM2M Gala.

“As the tech space grows so do the number of women taking on leadership roles,”

The Women of M2M and IoT dinner, sponsored by MultiTech, will bring together women in technology, from all industries and from across the U.S. The event will take place at 6:30 PM on June 6 in Rosemont, Ill., at Carlucci’s and all are welcome to attend.

The Women of M2M and IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful, smart, tech savvy, and successful women in the technology sector. These women are selected because they each bring a unique lens to their respective companies that helps push connected technologies forward.

“As the tech space grows so do the number of women taking on leadership roles,” says Smedley. “These tech-savvy women put personal energy into everything they do and they are driven by inspiration and the people that have motivated them through the years. I am looking forward to meeting this year’s winners in person!”

In addition, the WoM2M of IoT in Marketing winners will also be celebrated.

The seventh annual awards program recognizes women as trailblazers and innovators in the IoT space.

The 2019 Women of M2M and IoT are:
Aileen Allkins, Microsoft
Hanane Becha Jaoua, Traxens
Christine Billaud, Volvo Construction Equipment SA
Amy Bunszel, Autodesk
Allison Clift-Jennings, Filament
Lubna Dajani, Allternet Ltd.
Susan Dalton, GCP Applied Technologies
Florence Delalande Henrichs, Traxens
Mary Dugan, Johnson Controls
Colleen Ekas, AT&T
Brianne Ford, Irvine Unified School District (IUSD)
Kim Green-Kerr, Sprint Business Solutions
Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, Iyka Enterprises, Inc.
Carlene Ileto, Department of Homeland Security
Lyne Jacques, mnubo
Denise Johnson, Caterpillar Inc.
Susan Johnson, AT&T
Melanie Kalmar, The Dow Chemical Company
Melissa King Ruths, Emerson Automation Solutions
Julie Lagacy, Caterpillar Inc.
Mrinalini Lakshminarayanan, Parker Hannifin
Sally Lehnhardt, Peak-Ryzex
Sylvia Lu, u-blox
Eve Maler, ForgeRock
Denise McCutchen Grace, Concentrix
Ha Nguyen, McRock Capital
Carletta Ooton, Amazon
Joanna Peña-Bickley, Amazon
Daniela Perdomo, goTenna
Jo Peterson, Clarify360
Ashley Pettit, State Farm Insurance
Julie Ragland, Navistar Inc.
Amirtha Raman, Amazon Shipping
Aruna Roate, ALOM
Laurette Rondenet, Edlong
Carrie Schwarz, Revolutionary Tracker
Mariah Scott, Skyward, A Verizon company
Sue Siegel, GE Ventures
Tanya Silva, Breadware
Kristina Swallow, Nevada Dept. of Transportation (NDOT)
Flavia Tata Nadini, Fleet Space Technologies
Paula Tolliver, Intel Corporation
Renee Tyler, The City of Dubuque, Iowa
Cereen Varghese, Concentrix
Deanna Wise, Banner Health
Nicole Wolter, HM Manufacturing, Inc.

The celebratory gathering will include a special keynote speaker from Amazon, networking with current and past winners, cocktails and dinner, followed by an awards presentation by Peggy Smedley, president of Specialty Publishing and editorial director of Connected World.

To learn more about this dinner, or to take part in the celebration, please visit

The 2019 Women of M2M and IoT winners will appear in Connected World in July.

About Connected World magazine
Connected World’s mission it to be informative, yet fun, for the aspired, driven, influential, and transformative. It connects people, products, and processes. It’s all about the IoT and digital transformation.

About Specialty Publishing Media
Specialty Publishing Media is home to Constructech magazine, Connected World magazine, The Peggy Smedley Institute, The Peggy Smedley Show, and Constructech TV. With content spanning print, online, radio, podcasts, and streaming video, each interactive platform delivers audiences the latest in the technological revolution.

Laura Black
Editor At Large
+1 630.933.0844 ext. 252

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