NCWIT Symons Innovator Award
Congratulations to Shellye Archambeau, the 2015 NCWIT Symons Innovator Award Winner!
In addition to being recognized as one of the Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, Shellye was named the second-most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. She serves on the boards of Verizon Communications, Nordstrom, Watermark, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. She holds a BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
Archambeau guest lectures at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business and pens regular articles on entrepreneurship and business for Xconomy.
The award is named for Jeanette Symons, founder of Industrious Kid, Zhone Technologies, and Ascend Communications, and an NCWIT Entrepreneurial Hero whose pioneering work made her an inspiration to many. Previous winners include Katie Hall, Caterina Fake, Jessica Jackley, Audrey MacLean, Kim Polese, and Anousheh Ansari.
The NCWIT Symons Innovator Award was created by the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance. Sponsorship is provided by EMC, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and the Motorola Mobility Foundation. For more on women and IT entrepreneurship, check out our research and listen to our Entrepreneurial Heroes interviews.