Government Women in Technology Founder Anushree Bag wins Community Impact Mira Award
Anushree Bag, executive director of risk and compliance for the Indiana Office of Technology, won the Community Impact Award during TechPoint’s 22nd annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana.
As a senior IT leader in state government, Anu could see just how underrepresented women are in government technology, especially at the higher levels. Based on her own experiences with systemic barriers that impact female advancement in STEM fields, and after collaborating with colleagues, Anu founded a group called Government Women in Technology (GWIT), an affinity group that is the first of its kind, not only in the State of Indiana, but in any state government in the country.
The Mira Awards judges were blown away by Anu’s passion that led her to envision a supportive ecosystem within government that would not only improve the representation of women, but better serve the people and improve lives. Today, Government Women in Technology is thriving with members across 24 Indiana state agencies, members in other state governments and now efforts to model the organization nationally.
TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana people, places, companies and products during the 22nd annual and second virtual Mira Awards gala with presenting sponsor Salesforce.
A total of 16 award winners and honorees were chosen from the 122 outstanding people, places companies and products that were selected as nominees for their achievements during the 2020 calendar year. Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours evaluating applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included an impressive roster of company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs, engineers and other industry professionals.
The Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.
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