HTC's Director of Educational Services Receives Women in Leadership Technology Award

HOUSTON, April 28, 2005-- Janice Dorr, Director of Educational Services with Houston Technology Center, has been named one of the recipients of the Leadership in Technology Award issued by the Houston Chapter of the National Association for Women in Computing (AWC).  Dorr is one of 23 academic and business women in Houston to be honored at the 7th Annual AWC Gala dinner and reception.

"I was very happily surprised and deeply honored to learn that I had been chosen as an AWC award recipient.  To be acknowledged as a leader in the Houston technology community and to be in the company of so many extraordinary women, is truly inspiring.  It is a wonderful feeling, knowing that my work has had a positive impact on the lives of others," said Janice Dorr.

Over the years AWC has recognized over 100 business and academic women
throughout Houston . The Gala dinner and reception will take place
at the InterContinental Houston Hotel on June 11, 2005. HP, Shell, netIQ,
Duke Energy, Lyondell Chemical, Ajilon Consulting, Nordstrom, The Brandsoup Agency, Secure Living and Pro-Action Careers are generous sponsors of this year''s event.

"We are proud of the women in Houston who continue to prove that women are successful and make a difference in the top echelons of corporate America . The gala award''s scholarships to deserving young women by successful women in the field of technology. AWC and 2005 honorees are clearly "lighting the young women''s candles."

They are mentoring and providing opportunity, and nothing is lost to them. The Gala recognizes and presents the "Women in Leadership Technology" award to Houston women who have gone above and beyond in the field of technology and through leadership have greatly contributed to their companies, peers, and community. By recognizing these women, AWC is "lighting their candles," this year''s Gala theme, states Emily McAnally 2005 Gala Chair.

In 2004, Houston Gala guests, including business and political leaders,
celebrated to a sold out crowd of more than 500 supporters of women in
technology. This year more than 500 people are anticipated. Proceeds support
the Kathi Bowles Scholarship for college students pursuing degrees in
technology at Houston area universities.

"We are delighted to have Hewlett-Packard as our Platinum sponsor and
Nordstrom as our Honoree Reception sponsor. We are grateful for the civic
and community support which allows us to give scholarships to deserving
college students in our Houston community," added Emily. 

Janice Dorr is a community relations executive, originally trained as an artist. She is currently working to bridge the digital divide between Houston''s inner city residents and emerging technology companies through training and employment opportunities. Her extensive network from years of volunteer service to the community helps her reach deep into the community for resources.    Janice''s creativity, energy, and dynamism - and her ability to see things from different perspectives - drive vision and new solutions.

 

Janice''s professional career began with a technology start-up company where she touched nearly every aspect of the business.  She has served on the boards of Women in Technology International (WITI) and Genesys ITS, and she is active on the Workforce Development Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. She is also the co-founder of technitude, a math and science competition for middle school girls. Janice holds a BFA from the University of Houston of .

Below are listed the 2005 Honorees of the Leadership in Technology Award and
their employers:

Aurora Archer, Director, Marketing & Communication - Hewlett-Packard
Suncica Canic, Professor - University of Houston
Daniele Cuzin, Managing Consultant - Schlumberger
Cynthia M. Davis, Vice President, Information Risk Management - Amegy Bank
Kathryn E (Kelly) Dayan, Director, Strategy & Planning - Hewlett - Packard
Janice Dorr , Director of Educational Services - Houston Technology Center
Dawn Fitzgerald, Manager, Service Level Planning & Reporting - BMC Software,
Inc.
Catherine A. Flowers, Director, Operations Distributed Systems Management -
BMC Software, Inc.
Carol Hess-Nickels, Director, Technology Solutions Group Americas Business
Strategy, Planning & Operations - Hewlett - Packard
Lorri Jefferson, Director, Systems Engineering - Hewlett - Packard
Roberta Kowalishin, Vice President, Information Technology - CapRock
Communications
Melanie Lynn Mainwaring, IS Global Programme Manager - Shell Oil Products
Ann McMullan, Executive Director Educational Technology - Klein ISD
Margaret D. (Maggie) Montaigne, Global Account Manager - Landmark Division
of Halliburton
Cindy A. Norris, Project Management Professional and Consultancy Management
- Shell Information Technology International
Linda Ricca, Vice President - Healthlink Incorporated
Kimberly Richard, Manager, Americas eCommerce Operations & Web
Merchandising - Hewlett - Packard
Gloria Rooney, Senior Project Manager - Professional Services - Shell
Information Technology International
Rhonda B. Rubinstein, Director, Solution Alliances Marketing, Enterprise
Storage and Servers - Hewlett - Packard
Jan Scofield, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Technology -
Franklin Bank
Roxanne Y. Staton, Manager of Sub-region/country Account Management, Global
Operations/IT Americas - Hewlett - Packard
Linda J. Thrower, Director, Customer Operations - Hewlett - Packard
Janet M. Vanderford, Global Change & Release Manager - Equiva Service,
LLC/Shell Oil Products

About the Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

The National organization was formed in 1978 to encourage women in
technology-related careers. The Houston chapter is among the largest and
oldest in the country. Gala tickets can be purchased by the public at
www.awc-houston.org.

Author: Genevieve Harbourt
Phone: (713) 658-1750
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