ITWomen Recognizes 9 High School Women for Computing Achievements

Miami, FL, (February 22 , 2010)  – As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, ITWomen and  the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will recognize 9 high school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. The award event will be held at the Stadium Club of Florida International University, from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm and will feature opening remarks by Dr. Catherine Ashcraft, Senior Research Scientist , NCWIT and a panel of female Chief Information officers from South Florida.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to acknowledge the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in computing-related pursuits. Award-winners have been selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing and desire to pursue computing-related studies of occupations. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Motorola Foundation.

The South Florida area 2010 winners are:

Audrey Alpizarr, Miami Lakes     BARBARA GOLEMAN SENIOR HIGH

Victoria Coleman, Orlando     WINTER  PARK HIGH SCHOOL


Minhkieu Ly, West Palm Beach     THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL

Abygail Mangar, Royal Palm Beach    JOHN I. LEONARD HIGH SCHOOL

Jasmine Nelson, Fort Lauderdale    SOUTH PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL

Amanda Persaud, Miramar     NOVA HIGH SCHOOL

Rosalia Soto, Pompano Beach    DEERFIELD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL

Leslie Zegara, Sunrise        ATLANTIC TECHNICAL CENTER

— by Christine Zambrano, VP ITWomen Digital Content