Two Women & Hi Tech Board Members Nominated for Hope25
President Maria Alvim Gaston & Executive Women’s Forum Director Linda Calvin To Be Honored August 4 & 5
Indianapolis, IN – Two Women & Hi Tech board members have been selected as Hope25 2023 nominees by Hope Magazine. This year’s Hope25 Empowerment Event will take place August 4th and 5th, centered around the theme of “25 Reasons to Keep Your Eyes Forward.” Each honoree is selected in part based on her forward-looking perspective and ability to inspire others.
Maria Alvim Gaston is Women & Hi Tech’s first Latina President, leading our organization in vision, execution of our mission, and day to day operations. Maria was recently honored with a 2023 Latino Legacy Award by the Indiana Latino Institute. She works by day as an Executive Director of the Talent Development Academy for Eli Lilly & Company, helping to recruit the next generation of talent to unite caring with discovery and transform the lives of patients around the world. “I am thankful for this amazing honor and hope to continue to inspire women to HOPE!” said Maria.
Linda Calvin is the Executive Women’s Forum Director of Women & Hi Tech, where she facilitates essential conversations and awareness about the issues facing women in STEM through virtual and in-person events. Linda is also a licensed attorney and keynote speaker through Transcend Consulting. She works by day as the Chief Impact Officer for Reboot Representation, an organization dedicated to doubling the number of Black, Latina and Native American (BLNA) women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. “I’m so flattered to be a Hope Magazine Honoree. It means so much that someone thought to nominate me and recognize the important work I’m doing with community and thought leaders,” said Linda. “Most important for me is that women are seen and celebrated, especially Black, Latina and Native American women. When you see us, you can be us. We need to be visible to other women and young girls to inspire them to keep going!”
Women & Hi Tech is so grateful to have both these amazing women on our Board of Directors to help our own organization keep its eyes forward, focused on our mission, vision, and values.
Congratulations to all 25 amazing nominees, including another longtime Women & Hi Tech volunteer and previous Leading Light Awards grant recipient LaJoi Shelton Robinson.
See all of the Hope 25 nominees and register to attend the celebration of their excellence at https://www.hope25.com/