The program, sponsored by 7SHIFTS, will recognize and honor a diverse array of females in the restaurant technology industry, including restaurant companies and technology providers.
“While innovation and leadership know no gender, it is important to highlight the achievements of women blazing trails in the often male-dominated technology space,” Dorothy Creamer, editor of Hospitality Technology magazine says. “Here at Hospitality Technology, our team is largely comprised of women, so we are thrilled to have the chance to recognize powerful, smart women achieving great things. From those early in their careers to those who have already made – and continue to make – their mark in the restaurant industry, we look forward to hearing and sharing their stories.”
Honors will go to those accomplished women who are reimagining how things are done in restaurants while demonstrating excellence in leadership, inventiveness and skill.
“In order to face new challenges and opportunities, the restaurant industry needs diversity of thought, now more than ever. For that reason we are proud to sponsor the Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards and recognize all the brilliant women achieving great things. Diversity, empowerment and equality are at the heart of what we value at 7shifts, so we are elated to sponsor this year’s awards and celebrate all the trailblazing women that are leading the restaurant industry forward," said Jordan Boesch, CEO of 7shifts.
The 2019 Honorees will be recognized in three categories including:
Presented to women from any level of an organization, with less than five years of experience in the industry, who have demonstrated leadership and are already making a mark in restaurant technology at an early stage in their careers. From an up-and-coming social media guru at a restaurant brand to a stellar sales rep for IT providers, we want to recognize rising star rockstars!
Presented to women who are forward thinkers and who have executed on tools and strategies to transform the restaurant technology space in a positive manner by creating or deploying emerging technologies that reimagine how things are done while paving the way for future technologies.
The Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is presented in recognition of a lifetime (no less than 15 years) of service and accomplishments in the restaurant technology industry. We seek to honor women who have had an impact on the restaurant technology industry as well as their colleagues and industry peers through enthusiasm, mentorship and commitment, while also showing how technologies can provide new ways of doing things.
Winners will be chosen by Hospitality Technology magazine and members of its Research Advisory Board. Winners will be profiled in the April 2019 issue of Hospitality Technology. An awards program will also honor the winners at the 24th annual MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference), being held March 11-13, 2019, at The Paris in Las Vegas.
Nominations can be submitted here. The deadline for nominations has been extended until January 18, 2019.
Previous Winners Include:
- Karen Bird, VP of IT, Buffalo Wild Wings
- Pat Darling, VP of Operations, Ctuit
- Tamy Duplantis, Vice President of IT, Le Duff America
- Anne Fischer, Vice President of Produce Management, Papa John's International
- Mary Hamill, Vice President of Sales Engineering, HotSchedules
- Kristen House, Project Management Team Lead, Paytronix
- Mukta Joglekar, Senior Engineer, BlueCart
- Sherril Kaplan, VP of Digital Marketing & Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands
- Anita Klopfenstein, VP, eCommerce & Consumer Systems, Panera
- Lauren LaFortune, Restaurant Systems Analyst, Sage Hospitality
- Susan Lintonsmith, President & CEO, Quiznos
- Veronica Luna, Digital Innovation Manager, Taco Bell
- Stefania Mallett, Co-founder & CEO, ezCater
- Michelle Matthews, Vice President of Direct Sales, Dickey’s Capital Group
- Na’Ama Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Sourcery
- Stephanie Nardini, Sr. Director of IT, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems
- Joy Ugi, Director of Marketing, Orderly
- Caroline Wise, Product Manager, Tripleseat Software
- Kathy Yeoman, Vice President of IT, Darden Restaurants
About Hospitality Technology
Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes nine times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, HT-NEXT and MURTEC Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Visit Hospitality Technology online at www.hospitalitytech.com. Hospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago.
7shifts is an employee scheduling and workforce management platform designed specifically for restaurants and QSRs. We help managers, operators, and chains automate staff scheduling and team communication to standardize & streamline operations, dramatically reduce labor costs and provide the actionable business insights that helps hospitality professionals thrive. https://www.7shifts.com.