Women of Color STEM Awards Honor Actalent Engineering and Science Consultants for Outstanding Workplace Contributions

  • Recipients Will Be Recognized in Technology All-Star and Technology Rising Star Categories at Annual Conference

Actalent, an engineering and sciences services and talent solutions company, announced that 26 of its consultants will receive the Technology All-Star or Technology Rising Star Award at the 2021 Women of Color (WOC) STEM Digital Conference on October 7-9. The awards honor women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Award nominations were submitted by Actalent team members to recognize consultants for outstanding contributions to their workplaces, communities and fields as a whole. To view the full list of winners, please visit Actalent’s site.

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“We are honored to have such an outstanding cohort of women receive recognition from their peers and the esteemed WOC Award judges this year,” said Kunle Arowolo, director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Actalent. “Each recipient has proven to be forward-thinking in their respective STEM fields. They are exeptional examples of the passion, purpose and vision we value in our people, and we’re proud to have this diverse group as part of our Actalent consultant team. I congratulate them on their achievements and look forward to their continued contributions to the future of STEM.”

Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges who determined the list of winners from a talented pool of promising college students, new hires, mid-career professionals and managers, C-suite executives, innovators, inventors and change agents. The Technology Rising Star Award recognizes women who are helping to shape technology for the future. The Technology All-Star Award recognizes accomplished women of color that have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

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Now in its 26th year, the Women of Color STEM Conference, hosted by Career Communications Group (CCG), brings together STEM leaders from Fortune 500 companies, government entities, colleges and universities to recognize the achievements of women in STEM careers. It will feature a special awards ceremony to honor women from a myriad of backgrounds who have overcome obstacles, paved new ways towards success, and have spent time mentoring and nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders. In addition, four panelists from Actalent will speak on important topics surrounding leadership, diversity and communication.

The list of topics and Actalent panelists include:

  • Leadership and Excellence in Diversity by Sarath Kamalakkannan, senior manager
  • Communicating with Tact, Finesse and Professionalism by Ashok Dandpat, delivery manager
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace by Michelle Jester, regional business development executive
  • Are Men and Women Leading the Same Way? Capitalizing on Gender Differences by Matt Moon, delivery manager

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