Nine Actalent Engineering Consultants Receive Women of Colour STEM Awards

Recipients will be recognised for shaping the future of STEM, excellence in the workplace and their communities

Hanover, Md. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Actalent, a global engineering and sciences services and talent solutions company, today announced that seven of its consultants will receive the Technology Rising Star Award and two will be honoured with the Technology All-Star award at the 2022 Women of Colour (WOC) STEM Conference on October 6-8, 2022. The awards honour women's achievements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Award nominations were submitted by Actalent team members to recognise consultants for outstanding contributions to their workplaces, communities and fields as a whole.

"It's a privilege to have such an inspiring group of women recognised for their outstanding merits—not only by their peers, but the esteemed WOC Award judges," said Kunle Arowolo, director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Actalent. "We applaud their innovative mindset and their dedication to becoming agents of change in their respective STEM fields. This diverse cohort truly embodies the passion, purpose, and vision we've come to value and cherish in our people, and we're honoured that they play such a pivotal role in our Actalent consultant team. I commend them for their accomplishments and hope they continue to make vital contributions to the world of STEM, a discipline that will benefit greatly from unique voices like their own."

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 recognises women who are helping to shape technology for the future. The Technology All-Star Award recognises accomplished women of colour that have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

Actalent's recipients include:

Technology All-Star

  • Eugina Hibbs, project controls supervisor
  • Arminda Palacio, engineering project control analyst

Technology Rising Star

  • Nancy Elsava Alanis, warranty analyst – chassis and thermal systems
  • Simran Chandan, software test engineer
  • Hana Gebrie, telecom planning engineer
  • Catherine Heidel, GIS specialist
  • Blanca Hernandez, supply quality engineer
  • Chantel Jackson, electrical engineer
  • Berenice Lopez Sanchez, UX interaction designer

Now in its 27th year, the Women of Colour STEM Conference, hosted by Career Communications Group (CCG), brings together STEM leaders from Fortune 500 companies, government entities, colleges and universities to recognise 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, 12 Actalent representatives will participate as presenters, moderators, and panelists across eight different sessions on leadership and communication. View the full conference agenda.

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About the Women of Colour STEM Conference

The annual Women of Colour STEM Conference—A Multicultural Event is produced by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the leader in workforce diversity. For 26 years, the Women of Colour STEM Conference has been a leading event for professional development and networking. CCG works with big and small employers to promote multiculturalism and equity in STEM fields.

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