Seven women and a Kansas City utility will receive the inaugural Stemmy Awards, recognizing women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.
The Central Exchange, a networking and education organization that has been working to encourage STEMM careers for women, will give the new awards Thursday night. Event information is at cxstemmys.com.
Kansas City Power & Light will receive the “corporate hero award” for promoting women in STEMM jobs.
The professionals to be honored:
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Robin Stubenhofer, vice president of operations, Honeywell; Maria Flynn, chief executive, Orbis Biosciences; Ashley Hand, chief innovation officer, Kansas City; Paige Geiger, professor, University of Kansas Medical Center; Tina Peterson, product development manager, Sprint; Jennifer Wadella, Web developer, MindMixer; and Susan Stagg-Williams, professor, University of Kansas School of Engineering.
In addition, a Kansas State University student, Anastasia Weston, will be the first recipient of the WiSTEMM scholarship.
Nineteen area organizations are helping the Central Exchange as sponsors.
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