FOLSOM, CA – June 5, 2023 —Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced the winners for the 17th annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. VIP has proudly supported more than 160 young women pursuing a career in computer science, information management systems, and other IT-related fields.
The recipients of the 2023 Women in Technology Scholarship are:
- Cheyenne Trujillo – Westminster, CO
- Riya Addula – Flower Mound, TX
- Kaitlyn Harrington – Ambler, PA
- Julie Kim – N. Buffalo Grove, IL
- Melina Sarion – Columbus, NJ
- Shreeja Kikkisetti – Chantilly, VA
- Sofie Douglass – Ellicott City, MD
- Kenenawit (Katie) Teklu – Phoenix, AZ
- Celeste Irwin – Kettering, OH
- Jamie Tan – San Jose, CA
- Diana Akhmedova – Staten Island, NY
- Teresa Picconatto – Washington, DC
“Investing in the education of women for technology careers is a transformative step towards a more inclusive industry,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. “By equipping women with the knowledge and skills to excel in the digital age, we empower them to shape the technological landscape, drive innovation, and break through barriers. When women thrive in technology, the entire industry thrives, unlocking untapped potential and fostering a future where equality and advancements go hand in hand.”
This year’s winners were selected from over 120 applicants and were evaluated on numerous factors including academic performance, extracurricular activities, essay responses and community involvement.
VIP helps its clients strengthen mission outcomes by combining deep industry specialization, agility to adapt as needed, and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. VIP empowers clients to modernize systems and experiences with leading technology solutions through our systematic and repeatable system integration and time-tested delivery methodology. VIP addresses the complexity of digital transformation nationwide for customers such as the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Oregon Department of State Lands, Nevada Department of Public Safety, and Fairfax County. Since 1996, VIP has worked with over 1,200 public sector and commercial clients. For more information, please visit https://trustvip.com.