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STEMMY Awards2019-06-05T16:43:12+00:00

STEMMY Awards

Celebrating women who are making a difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine in the Kansas City Region.

Nominations are open!

6th Annual STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

About

Kansas City is doing its part to celebrate the 24% of women who contribute every day in the STEMM workforce.  On September 19, 2019, the Central Exchange will once again celebrate the accomplishments of all women in Kansas City who are setting trends and breaking barriers in their STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine) fields at the 6th Annual STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon. Nominations are open now through June 10.

Award Categories

Groundbreaking Leadership

The Groundbreaking Leadership Award recognizes a woman in STEMM who has made significant contributions to the STEMM community.  She is a Champion of women in STEMM, promoting gender equity in leadership roles, support women entering or growing STEMM careers and celebrate 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, propels innovation and change. She is known for her Industry Excellence as an expert on product/service/process, have a history of high-quality results, customer loyalty, be a contributor to progress in her industry and be involved in professional organizations. She is Engaged in Community, in efforts that impact our community, drives positive economic trends, demonstrates social responsibility and invests in employee culture.

Rising Trendsetter

The Rising Trendsetter Award recognizes a woman in STEMM 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, be involved in STEMM activities either in her company or in the community.  She demonstrates Industry Excellence by influencing others in her STEMM field and is viewed as a key contributor in the company / industry of her chosen STEMM field.  She is Engaged in Community, in efforts that impact our community, drives positive economic trends, demonstrates social responsibility and invests in employee culture.

Enterprising Innovator

The Enterprising Innovator Award recognizes a woman business owner in a STEMM field.  She demonstrates Exemplary Leadership in her business 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 the company / industry of her chosen STEMM field.  She is Engaged in Community, in efforts that impact our community, drives positive economic trends, demonstrates social responsibility and invests in others.

WiSTEMM Champion

The WiSTEMM Champion Award recognizes a man or woman working in a STEMM field or in association with a STEMM field or organization.  He/she is a Bridge Builder who casts a vision for gender equality and acts on that vision.  He/she is an Advocate for women in STEMM, supporting women entering or growing STEMM careers promoting women in his/her workplace or in the community. He/she is a Champion for women in STEMM, promoting gender equity in leadership roles, and celebrating the achievements of women in STEMM.

WiSTEMM Educator

The WiSTEMM Educator 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.  She is an Engaged Leader promoting student involvement in STEMM related activities (e.g. faculty sponsor of an engineering organization).

Student Achiever

The Student Achiever 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.

Corporate HERO

The Corporate HERO Award recognizes a company (large or small) or a non-profit that promotes women in STEMM.  The company/non-profit is actively Engaged in the Community in the KC Metro area STEMM related activities / organizations.  The company/non-profit provides is Highly Supportive of women working in STEMM fields and provides benefits in the form of education, company events, comradery and social events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reserve your sponsorship today.

Email Kerry Gentry Hartnett, kerry@centralexchange.org to become a sponsor. Deadline for recognition in print is August 24.

Download the Sponsor Flyer

The Central Exchange Women in STEMM (WiSTEMM) initiative is the Kansas City Region’s premier effort to recognize, advance and promote women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. Our annual luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of women in STEMM by recognizing business and civic leaders, students and educators, entrepreneurs and advocates who work together to increase gender diversity in our business ecosystem. Your sponsorship of this annual luncheon will position your company as a leader in supporting and growing women STEMM professionals.

PRESENTING SPONSOR
$10,000

  • 2 Tables of 10 with priority seating at Awards Luncheon
  • 20 Invitations to the VIP Networking Reception the evening prior to the Luncheon
  • 20 Invitations to the Benefactor’s Breakfast held two weeks prior to the Luncheon
  • Recognition from stage, in print materials, on sponsorship loop, social media and event website
  • Opportunity to provide comments from the stage at the Luncheon
  • Recognition at the Benefactor’s Breakfast
  • Full page ad in Awards Luncheon Program Book
  • Opportunity to provide promotional gift to attendees

PREMIUM SPONSOR
$5,000

  • 2 Tables of 10 at Awards Luncheon
  • 10 Invitations to the VIP Networking Reception the evening prior to the Luncheon
  • 10 Invitations to the Benefactor’s Breakfast held two weeks prior to the Luncheon
  • Recognition from stage, in print materials, on sponsorship loop, social media and event website

RECEPTION SPONSOR
$2,500

  • 1 Table of 10 at Awards Luncheon
  • 5 Invitations to the VIP Networking Reception the evening prior to the Luncheon
  • 5 Invitations to the Benefactor’s Breakfast held two weeks prior to the Luncheon
  • Recognition in print materials, on sponsorship loop and event website

TABLE SPONSOR
$1,000

  • 1 Table of 10 at Awards Luncheon
  • Recognition in print materials and event website

BENEFACTOR ATTENDEE

$400

  • 2 Reserved seats at Awards Luncheon
  • 2 Invitations to the VIP Networking Reception the evening prior to the Luncheon
  • 2 Invitations to the Benefactor’s Breakfast held two weeks prior to the Luncheon

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
$75

  • Reserved seat at Awards Luncheon

STEMMY Co-Chair

Karen Hornig

CEO of National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR)

2018 STEMMY Award Winners

  • Corporate Hero: Henderson Engineers
  • Groundbreaking Leadership: Julie Pierce, Henderson Engineers
  • Enterprising Innovator: Angela Hurt, Veracity
  • WiSTEMM Educator: Zulma Perez-Estrella, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, Dr. Carol Spradling, Northwest Missouri State University,
  • Rising Trendsetter: Diana Acevedo, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kerrie Greenfelder, Burns & McDonnell, Amy Gum, Cerner,
  • Britney Hommertzheim, AMC Theatres
  • WiSTEMM Student Achiever: Lauren Stephenson, Johnson County Community College
  • WiSTEMM Champion: Jen Nelson, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Questions? Email kerry@centralexchange.org