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2020 Special Event

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The 2020 WITLOU Awards
Volunteer of the Year Award
Leadership Panel Discussion

December 8, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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Leadership Panel Discussion

Leading through COVID – Lessons Learned and what’s next

In the new world of COVID and virtual workforces, women in IT have taken the lead in transforming how businesses and even industries do business. These four amazing women talk new tech, virtual leadership, and share their stories about not just getting through 2020, but excelling despite it.

Discussion Moderator: 

Alisia McClain

Alisia McClain

Director of Community and Education Initiatives

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Speaker Panel:

Angela A. Ciliberti-Riedling

Angela A. Ciliberti-Riedling, MENG

Assistant VP-Digital Transformation


photo of doctor sharon kerrickDr. Sharon Kerrick

Faculty/Department Chair/Executive Director Digital Transformation

University of Louisville

Rachana Pandey

Technology Director

Humana Directory – Wellness Solutions

Johanna South

Sr. Director of Engineering, Mobile Applications

Volunteer of the Year Award*

Judy Nichols
Judy Nichols

CEO & Owner
Breakpoint Technology
*The conference chair personally selects this awardee for their dedication to supporting women in technology.

2020 WITLOU Awards

Join us as we recognize the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 WITLOU Awards.

The categories and finalists are:

Rising Star Award Finalists

Alisia McClain

Alisia McClain

Director of Community and Education Initiatives

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Annette Miller

Annette Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Enriched Couples

Johanna South

Johanna South

Senior Director of QA: Mobile Applications Engineering and QA Center of Excellence

Twin Spires

Jacqueline Brown

Director – Product Owner/Architect

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Sue Freas

Sue Freas

Director of BI Platforms & Solutions


Dr. Haleh Karimi

Lecturer in Computer Information Systems

University of Louisville

Daniel Brewer

Strategy Advancement Leader


Firas Hamza

Firas Hamza

Director of Digital Health Innovation Strategy


Justin Klensch

Account Manager of Digital and Creative Services



2020 WITLOU Judges Panel

Special Thanks to the founder and CEO of Breakpoint Technology Judy Nichols, who served as the very capable chair of this year’s judges panel.  She found a very qualified group of individuals from outside the Kentuckiana area to serve on the panel in order to help remove bias in the selection process. Judy opted not to participate in the voting to further remove any bias.

Alisa Jackson

Director of Digital and CR Marketing

Beals, Inc.

 Bradenton, FL

Vince Menzione

Founder & CEO

Ultimate Partnerships

Jupiter, FL



Colleen Sheley

Colleen Sheley

Vice President Marketing


St. Louis, MO


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