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Whitaker Center
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2021 Women in STEM Awards Program

Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM Awards Program

September 22, 2021
5:00 PM

This event will occur rain or shine! 

This September Whitaker Center will honor local women who have significantly impacted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the Central Pennsylvania community through the Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM Awards Program. This year’s annual event will be an evening reception held outside at West Shore Country Club. The unique event benefits the Whitaker Center’s Girls in STEM Initiative, which has engaged more than 4,000 young girls in fun and welcoming STEM-related activities designed to build their confidence and interests.  
Special thanks to West Shore Country Club for hosting this year. We hope you will join us to celebrate all women in STEM on September 22 at 5:00 p.m.


Presenting Sponsors

          


Patron Sponsors

                       

 

                      

 

                 


Thanks to a sponsorship from Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, some nomination fees were waived for individuals or nonprofit organizations. Thank you Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz!


Winners:

Women to Watch - Class of 2021

Women under 40 who have made significant accomplishments in their STEM fields.

Alexis McComas, The Hershey Company

Ashmika Snyder, Capital BlueCross

Cami Grimm, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Casara Kieffer, Orrstown Bank

Elizabeth Dang, The GIANT Company

Jennifer Moss, Penn State College of Medicine

Bitsy McCann, Bitsy Plus Design

Melinda Watkins, Harrisburg City School District

Advocate

A woman who serves as an advocate for women and girls and has aided them to excel in STEM.

Adrienne Burns, Central Dauphin School District

Game Changer 

Women who have made an impact in their STEM field with an emphasis on inspiring others.

Shou Ling Leong, Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine

Elizabeth Proctor, Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine

Women Breaking Barriers

Women who utilize their position/expertise to engage a diverse community and break down barriers.

Holly Evans, Evans Engineering Inc.

Winnie Okello, Young Professionals of Color, Harassment & Assault Reporting Platform, and PennDOT

Champion - Organization

A company that provides initiatives to support the advancement of women in STEM.

Harrisburg University as Champion Organization

Champion - Individual

A person that supports the advancement of women in STEM.

Jess Meyers, The JEM Group as Champion Person

Rising Star

A young female student making strides in her STEM education.

Neha Shukla, Cumberland Valley High School

Legacy "WhitaHER'

A woman who has demonstrated superior leadership and has a significant track record of long-term achievements/accomplishments in STEM.

Carrie Williams, Hershey’s Ice Cream


Want to join us as a sponsor at the 2021 Women in STEM Awards Program? Please reach out to our Development Team at wstem@whitakercenter.org to confirm your sponsorship!

Click here to download the sponsorship form. Please submit your form to Whitaker Center 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or scan and send it to wstem@whitakercenter.org.


Sponsorship Levels
 Reception Sponsor $2,500

Help us underwrite the food & beverage expenses of the event!

  • Opportunity to present an award at the event & say a few words
  • Opportunity to have your corporate banner/sign placed prominently at the event
  • Public recognition at the event
  • Listed as a Reception Sponsor on the event web page and all materials
  • Tickets for 10 attendees for the event
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for a marketing gift item to be included in swag bag distributed to all attendees.
  • Nomination fee waived
  • Recognition in Whitaker Center newsletters
 
Patron: $1,000
  • Public recognition at the event
  • Tickets for 10 attendees for the event
  • Opportunity for a marketing gift item to be included in swag bag distributed to all attendees
  • Nomination fee waived
  • Recognition in Whitaker Center newsletters
 
Friend: $100
  • 1 individual ticket for the event


For more information about Whitaker Center’s Women in STEM Awards Program contact wstem@whitakercenter.org. You can also follow the movement on social media and share moments of your own using the #iempoweredagirl hashtag.

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