MIAMI, April 17, 2011 – MIAMI Britnie Allen, Miami Dade College student and ITWomen Scholarship Recipient was honored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce along with Jairo Pavo, FIU, as the Technology Students of the Year, 2011. The Honor was bestowed at the annual Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Leaders of the Year Award luncheon, where over 400 attendees gathered.
The annual event highlights individuals and organizations with extraordinary technological hands-on experience whose management of technology resources and/or technological innovations have made outstanding contributions to their organization and the community. Awards are presented in the following categories:
- Technology Executive
- Technology Company
- Technology Entrepreneur
- Bioscience Company
- Top Technology Student (university level only)
Britnie attended Miami Central High School as a member of the Academy of Information Technology magnet program. She became the President of the ITGirls Club and valedictorian of her high school graduating class of 2009. She is a recipient of the ITWomen Scholarship. Britnie has also been recognized for her outstanding community services by Miami Dade College.
Victoria Usherenko, President, ITWomen, shares the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s enthusiasm for Britnie. She stated, “When Britnie discovered the opportunities that exist for her in Technology through the ITWomen Role Model program, there was no stopping her. ITWomen is very proud of Britnie – she has also become one of our Role Models!” Britnie is a sophomore at Miami Dade College and will be transferring to FIU in the Fall of 2011.
ITWomen is a not-for-profit, grass-roots organization dedicated to advancing women in IT and engineering in South Florida, from Miami-Dade to Broward and Palm Beach counties. The mission is to increase the number of women in technology and engineering careers, foster career advancement through professional development and education, and provide a supportive network for women in technology. For more information please go to www.itwomen.org