About the author: Mallory Whitfield is the Director of Marketing at LookFar and host of the #BadassCreatives podcast.
On Friday, October 13th, we celebrated women in tech from across the Gulf South at the 3rd annual Ada Lovelace Awards. Thanks to those of you who were able to join us, and to those who weren’t, we know you were there in spirit! If you weren’t able to attend (or just want to relive the moment!), you can view a full video of the awards ceremony on our Facebook page.
Le Petit Theatre was full of excitement as we recognized 4 winners and nearly 100 nominees for their accomplishments.
The winner of the Tech Founder category was Sevetri Wilson, who in 2016 launched Exempt Me Now, a web-based subscription platform that has streamlined the filing process for people looking to start nonprofit organizations.
The winner of the Computer Engineer category was Kesha Williams, a software engineer at Chick-fil-A Corporate with over 20 years of experience who invented a predictive policing machine learning algorithm called S.A.M. (Suspicious Activity Monitor) that predicts the likelihood of crime.
The winner of the STEM Educator category was Mariana Williamson, who started a STEM program for under-served children in St. Bernard Parish.
The winner of the Digital Marketer category was Adele Tiblier, who has propelled the growth of many local tech companies over the past two decades in addition to playing an active leadership role in the tech community.
Learn more about the winners, the judges, and the judging process at our website.
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