Hodges Professor Nominated for Women in Technology Award
Professor Tracey Lanham, program chair of the computer information technology program in the Fisher School of Technology (FSOT), is a nominee for the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership’s (SWFRTP) Women in Technology Award. This is the second time Lanham has received a nomination in this category.
The Awards Gala presents awards for Innovation, Transformation Partnership, Women in Technology and Scholarship. Included in the SWFRTP Awards Gala for the first time in 2015, the Women in Technology Award recognizes, through professional expertise and leadership, the success and contributions of a woman in the technology industry of Southwest Florida. The award will be presented on April 13 at the SWFRTP Eighth Annual Awards Gala in Fort Myers.
Lanham’s passion for introducing young girls to the various technology career fields has enabled her to oversee and contribute to a number of projects in Southwest Florida focused on the incorporation of women in technology. Currently, she organizes and hosts AspireIT Programming camps for middle schools in the area, which has now expanded to include girls in grades K-12. Lanham also works closely with American Association of University Women (AAUW) Stem Conference and Aspirations in Computing awards, and she is an adviser to the FSOT Society.
“It is truly an honor to be nominated for this award for the second time…The fact that our mainstream technology community recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining more women in technology careers, and the value that comes from their inclusion within this community, speaks volumes toward the initiatives that I work toward every day,” said Lanham. “The women that are nominated for this award are truly leaders in their fields and their communities. I couldn’t be happier that someone feels that I am deserving of consideration for this award!”
Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization chartered in 2008. Comprised of technology companies and users, economic development groups and institutions of higher education, the SWFRTP Awards Gala is recognized as “Southwest Florida’s longest running, high profile “Excellence in Technology” event.