Omaha, Neb. (May 5, 2016) — Entrepreneur and educator, Shonna Dorsey was honored by InformationWeek on Tuesday at its Elite 100 conference in Las Vegas. Dorsey, who is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Interface Web School in Omaha, was selected as the winner in the Women in Technology category. Other finalists in that category included the VP of Engineering for Enterprise Search at Salesforce and the CIO of the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology. Companies recognized at the conference included the NBA, Coca-Cola, and PayPal.
“Shonna is one of the smartest, most driven and most humble people I know – seriously I don’t know how she does all the incredible things she does. There’s nobody I know that is doing more to pave the way for Omaha with regards to access to technology, diversity and inclusiveness – and the community as a whole is stronger for it. I’m lucky to have her as a friend and peer on our journey and look forward to working together for many years to come,” said Dusty Davidson, Co-founder and CEO of Flywheel.
Dorsey is committed to increasing the numbers of tech workers in the Omaha area and closing the digital divide by bringing technology education to underserved populations.
“I have been working with Shonna Dorsey for approximately a year and a half, developing computer coding classes for the Omaha Public Library,” said Marvel Maring, Manager of the Milton R. Abrahams branch of the Omaha Public Library. “[Shonna] is committed to providing young people with coding opportunities and the kids love her and leave more excited than ever. She is steady, funny, charming and motivational. I owe the success of the coding initiatives at OPL to Shonna and Shonna alone. She is an amazing community partner.”
“This is a such an honor and speaks to the growing importance of developing tech talent in the Midwest,” said Dorsey. “I’m so humbled by the nominations and support from people around the region and beyond.”
This is InformationWeek’s 28th year identifying and honoring the nation’s most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.
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