Now more than ever, those serving in STEMM fields are demonstrating how critical they
are to our communities.  While those in STEMM help us stay connected and fight for lifesaving cures,
we continue to be inspired and proud of so many women in STEMM in our own backyard.

The STEMMy Awards were created to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the fields of Science,
Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine across the greater Kansas City region.

Join us in October 2022, as Central Exchange will proudly present the 9th Annual STEMMy Awards.

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2021 STEMMy Awards Winners From Left: Kisa Caruthers, Mariah Schroeder, Ruby Rios, Dr. Sandra Billinger, Rosalyn Zimmermann, Krina Snider, Dr. Shelley Cooper, Una Nowling, Tanya Smith, Jasmine Simmons, and Jennie Hanna representing Fishtech Group. Photo Credit: Ryan Bruce

Student Achiever

AMANDA PIERCE | UMKC

The Student Achiever STEMMy Award recognizes a female college student currently enrolled in a Kansas or Missouri college or university who has professional aspirations in a STEMM field. She has demonstrated academic achievements, shows exemplary student involvement in the campus/ community organizations and is a leader amongst her peers at her college or university.

WiSTEMM Educator

ZDENKA GUADARRAMA | ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY
FRANCES YANG | KU MED CENTER

The WiSTEMM Educator STEMMy Award recognizes a full-time faculty member in a STEMM field. She is recognized by her institution/community as an Excellent Educator based upon student or faculty assessments and community accolades.

Enterprising Innovator

KELLIE BARTLEY | TOP RAIL SOLUTIONS

The Enterprising Innovator STEMMy Award recognizes a woman business owner in a STEMM field. She demonstrates exemplary leadership in her business by establishing a strong vision and achieving great success. She demonstrates industry excellence by influencing others in her STEMM field and is viewed as a key contributor in her industry.

Corporate HERO

CATALENT

The Corporate/Organization HERO STEMMy Award recognizes a company (large or small) or a non-profit that promotes women in STEMM. The company/non-profit is actively engaged in KC Metro STEMM related activities/organizations. The company/non-profit is highly supportive of women working in STEMM fields and provides benefits in the form of education, growth opportunities, flexibility and camaraderie.

Rising Trendsetter

KAREN DIETZE | BLACK & VEATCH
POOJA SHAH | DNV
PAMELA TRAN | KU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Rising Trendsetter Award recognizes a woman with less than 15-years of professional experience in a STEMM field and who has demonstrated significant achievement early in her career. She is an Influencer of women in STEMM, showing peer recognition and peer support. She is an emerging leader for women in STEMM and is involved in STEMM activities in her company and/or the community.

Groundbreaking Leadership

TIFFANY COLEMAN | BLACK & VEATCH
ELISE KIRCHHOFER | HOEFER WELKER
ANITA RANHOTRA | HALLMARK CARDS

The Groundbreaking Leadership Award recognizes a woman in STEMM who has made significant contributions to the STEMM community throughout her 15+ year professional career. She is a champion of women in STEMM, promoting gender equity in leadership roles, supporting women entering or growing STEMM careers and celebrating achievements by women in STEMM. She is a 360-degree leader who casts a vision, sets and attains goals, learns from other leaders, mentors others, influences peers and propels innovation and change.

WiSTEMM Champion

SHARITA LURKS | BURNS & MCDONNELL
FIONA NOWLING | WELLSKY

The WiSTEMM Champion Award recognizes a leader working in a STEMM field/organization or in association with a STEMM field/organization. They are bridge builders who cast a vision for gender equality and act on that vision. They advocate for women in STEMM, supporting them as they enter or grow in their STEMM and diversity careers and promote them in their workplace or in the community.

2022 STEMMy Awards Events

2021 Rising Trendsetter STEMMy Award Winner, Mariah Schroeder

Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion

OCTOBER 13, 2022 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | LOCATION TBD

Join a dynamic lineup for a thought-provoking conversation focusing on women in STEMM.  Drinks and appetizers are included.  More information about the program is coming soon!

STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon

OCTOBER 27, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | FIORELLA’S EVENT SPACE + ONLINE

Help us recognize the outstanding 2022 STEMMy Award Honorees at the annual awards luncheon.

FEATURING KEYNOTE:

KARA LOWE
KC Tech Council
Chief Executive Officer

EVENT EMCEED BY:

MICHELLE BOGOWITH
Fox4 WDAF-TV
Meteorologist

2021 WiSTEMM Educator STEMMy Award Winner, Tanya Smith

Platinum Sponsor | $15,000

1 AVAILABLE

  • 40 Tickets to the STEMMy Awards Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion.

  • 40 In-Person or 80 Virtual Tickets or a Combination of Both to the STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Recognized as the Exclusive Sponsor of the STEMMy Awards Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion, with the opportunity to host the event at your company location if desired.

  • Opportunity to provide comments from the stage at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Receive a Full-Page Advertisement in the printed and digital program provided at the luncheon.

  • Recognized as the Platinum Sponsor in all Pre-Event Digital Marketing, including invitations, the event webpage, and social media.

  • Recognized as the Platinum Sponsor in all printed and digital marketing materials at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

Become The Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors | $10,000

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  • 30 Tickets to the STEMMy Awards Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion.

  • 30 In-Person or 60 Virtual Tickets or a Combination of Both to the STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Opportunity to provide comments from the stage at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Receive a Full-Page Advertisement in the printed and digital program provided at the luncheon.

  • Recognized as a Gold Sponsor in all Pre-Event Digital Marketing, including invitations, the event webpage, and social media.

  • Recognized as a Gold Sponsor in all printed and digital marketing materials at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

Become A Gold Sponsor

2021 Groundbreaking Leadership STEMMy Award Winner, Jasmine Simmons

2021 WiSTEMM Champion STEMMy Award Winner, Kisa Caruthers

Silver Sponsors | $5,000

UNLIMITED

  • 20 Tickets to the STEMMy Awards Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion.

  • 20 In-Person or 40 Virtual Tickets or a Combination of Both to the STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Receive a Half-Page Advertisement in the printed and digital program provided at the luncheon.

  • Recognized as a Silver Sponsor in Pre-Event Digital Marketing, including invitations, the event webpage, and social media.

  • Recognized as a Silver Sponsor in all printed and digital marketing materials at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

Become A Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors | $3,000

UNLIMITED

  • 15 Tickets to the STEMMy Awards Benefactor’s Happy Hour Roundtable Discussion.

  • 15 In-Person or 30 Virtual Tickets or a Combination of Both to the STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon.

  • Receive a Quarter-Page Advertisement in the printed and digital program provided at the luncheon.

  • Recognized as a Bronze Sponsor in Pre-Event Digital Marketing, including invitations, the event webpage, and social media.

  • Recognized as a Bronze Sponsor in all printed and digital marketing materials at the Awards Gala Luncheon.

Become A Bronze Sponsor
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2021 Student Achiever STEMMy Award Winner, Ruby Rios

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