Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona for the University of Arizona, has been appointed the new International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) North America Division President on the International Board of Directors.
Annette Finsterbusch, President and CEO of EnPower, Inc., has been named CEO/Leader of the Year by Girls in Tech (GIT) Phoenix, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting women in tech in the greater Phoenix area.
The inclusion of more women in tech is not only the right decision from an equality of opportunity standpoint – it’s the smart one. The more women in Arizona’s tech sector, the better. Strong gender diversity empowers companies to boost their success, handle crises better, and bring innovative ideas and results-driven attitudes that benefit us all.
Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Lauren Stine, partner at Quarles & Brady.
With a more than 20-year career serving the high-tech industry to promote university-based economic development, Stewart leads two UA Tech Parks as well as a tech startup incubator, the UA Center for Innovation.