March 26, 2014

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Announces Nominees
for 2014 Technology Woman of the Year Award

Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester has announced 9 nominees for the 2014 Technology Woman of the Year Award. The award will be presented on April 24, 2014 at Casa Larga Vineyards. This event, sponsored by Entre Computer Services, is designed to recognize, celebrate, and make visible the achievements of women in high technology fields. 


The nominees:


Anne Bell, Vice President, Enterprise and Corporate Applications, Xerox


Dr. Julie L. Bentley, Associate Professor, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester and President, Bentley Optical Design


Dr. Melody Cofield, Founder & Creator, Divar, Inc.


Briget Grbic, Senior Account Executive, CS STARS, LLC.


Gloria Hitchcock, Director, Care Improvement Initiatives, Rochester RHIO


Sharon Lechon, Co-Founder, CEO/President, EDGE - Global Technology Solutions


Cheryl Nelan, Owner and President, CMIT Solutions of Monroe


Myneco Ramirez, Network Team, Technology Admin., University of Rochester Medical Center and Owner, Little Miss Babycakes, LLC.


Diane Trentini, VP Sales and Marketing, Optimation Technology, Inc.


Technology Woman of the Year is awarded based on three evaluation criteria: sustained contributions to the technology profession, contributions advancing the status and opportunities for women in technology and contributions to the community.


The Technology Woman of the Year awards breakfast begins at 7:30am on April 24 at Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. The keynote speaker is Maureen Berkner Boyt, Founder of The Moxie Exchange Movement and its girls' leadership development program, The Go Girl Project. Tickets are $45 for all levels of Digital Rochester supporting membership, $50 for non-members and guests. Tickets and event details are available on the event registration webpage. For more information, please contact Lisa Doerner, Executive Director, (585) 330-9797, or visit



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