The CityLIGHTS Awards is the premier annual event in the region that elevates and honors achievements from the local tech community. Because of the rigorous and balanced judging process, the awards have become a strong indicator of future success. Helen was recently a recipient of the Prominent Woman in Tech Award – an award that’s presented to a preeminent woman in the local industry who has championed a leading role for women by supporting their growth and prominence in the industry.
“This year’s winners epitomize the kind of technology companies that are propelling Chicago forward– practical yet innovative businesses that are focused on market results and customer satisfaction over self-promotion,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA. “Even as Chicago tech has reached new heights and momentum, the CityLIGHTS Awards remain relevant. These drivers of innovation deserve recognition and accolades for the formidable technological developments and strides they have made that are moving this city ever-forward.”
Helen was recognized because of her work with the community and at Indigo Interactive. Being a woman in tech requires grit, tenacity, the ability to learn from mistakes and being invincible enough to reject the notion of failure. Helen has all of these traits and as a serial entrepreneur she continues to defy all odds due to her love for solving complex problems with innovative technology solutions.
"I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) for the Prominent Woman in Tech City Lights award. As leaders, we must encourage and show women that they can be very successful in this industry and that they can play a critical role in the future of technology. At Indigo, we feel it is our duty to give back to others, especially female engineers looking for opportunities to re-enter the workforce after having left to raise a family. Our internships provide the perfect solution for many looking to get into the tech field, by giving them hands on experience in the quality assurance software we build for our clients. We are fortunate to have built an incredible team of technologists. This award truly validates the vision and compassion of the company and to pay it forward when and where we can make the most impact."
For a list of all the categories and winners visit ITA Announces CityLIGHTS Awards Winners.