Galentine’s Day is a special time at Kalderos - especially since the celebration of women everywhere means a chance to bring attention to some pivotal women who paved the way for other ladies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Kalderos Women in Tech group celebrated Feb. 15 with their signature annual Galentine’s Day event; this time, in an all-virtual format. The event, which was open to everyone at Kalderos, opened with an announcement of the group’s goals for the year, and featured a game of “whodunnit?” in which women at Kalderos shared facts about famous women in STEM, inviting the audience to guess their identities. These trailblazing women included figures such as Rosalind Franklin, Emily Blackwell and Grace Hopper.
“At Kalderos, our solutions are rooted in technology,” said Allison Vides, business operations analyst and co-chair of the Women in Tech group. “That’s why we wanted the chance to talk about the women who led the way in different STEM fields. We were excited to share more about these women who have impacted the fields we’ve chosen to work in, including healthcare and technology.”
Anjelica Towner, associate engineer, selected a trailblazer in coding as her woman in STEM icon. “I chose Grace Hopper because she was a programming pioneer,” said Towner. “Her success in the male-dominated fields of technology and the Navy is incredible and inspiring.”
The Women in Tech group ended the event by announcing a donation to the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul University in Chicago, supporting local scholarships for women pursuing entrepreneurship.