The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) has announced the finalists of the 10th annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards. Finalists include local business leaders, Katie Wilson, TapOnIt and Amy Lank, American Power Systems, Inc. in the Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership category. Another Quad Citizen receiving recognition is Chris Cournoyer of the Quad City Engineering and Science Council for being a STEM Champion. The awards recognize and celebrate women in business, government and academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Award winners will be announced during the Iowa Women of Innovation Awards Presented by Workiva awards dinner held at the Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows on Monday, November 13. The event features a keynote presentation by Lea Hickman, Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group and former Product Lead for Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

“One of the goals of TAI’s 2017 board of directors is to engage more women in technology. The Women of Innovation Awards provides the great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Iowa's STEM leaders” said TAI President, Brian Waller. “We’re proud of technology companies, like Workiva, that are making Iowa a more welcoming place for women.”

Finalists from communities across the state represent a range of backgrounds: teachers, technologists, researchers, executives, entrepreneurs, government officials and innovative companies. Finalists also include high school, undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated extraordinary and unique achievements in STEM. Winners in the Youth and Collegian Innovation and Leadership categories will receive $2,500 scholarships.

To view the complete list of finalists, click here.

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