Nadia Glucksberg wins 2011 Women of Innovation Award
Glucksberg receives Community Innovation and Leadership Award from the Connecticut Technology Council
Hartford, CT (April 1, 2011) -- Nadia Glucksberg, a Senior Hydrogeologist at Haley & Aldrich, has been recognized as a Community Innovation and Leadership Award winner at the 2011 Women of Innovation Awards dinner, hosted by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC). The award recognizes Nadia’s volunteer work with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to design and construct potable water systems in rural villages in India, Ghana and Guatemala.
Watch Nadia's acceptance speech
Nadia’s mission with EWB is to improve public health via accessible, sustainable potable water and to team with rural villages and NGOs to develop affordable and sustainable solutions. With EWB, Nadia has developed rain water harvesting solutions, drilled wells, installed solar powered pumps, and designed surface water filtration systems. These solutions now help to provide cleaner water for villagers in India, Ghana and Guatemala.
Fifty six innovative, outstanding women from across Connecticut were honored on March 31 during the seventh annual CTC Women of Innovation awards dinner in Southington, CT. The awards program recognizes women in the workforce who are innovators, role models and leaders in the technology, science and engineering fields. Students at both the high school and college level were also recognized. More than 500 guests attended this year’s event.
“Many of Connecticut’s most extraordinary and talented women working in technology are in attendance tonight,” said Matthew Nemerson, president and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council. “As each year, this awards event allows us to recognize these exceptional innovators and leaders, while also introducing them to a professional network of peers who are equally accomplished.”
Nadia Glucksberg (4th from left) and the CTC Women of Innovation award recipients. Photography courtesy of the Connecticut Technology Council
About the Connecticut Technology Council
The Connecticut Technology Council (www.ct.org) is the state’s industry association for the technology sector. CTC’s mission is to “connect people, ideas and opportunities to the global technology and innovation community.” CTC provides members with business assistance and specialized programs, in addition to promoting and supporting public policies that position Connecticut to have a globally recognized “culture of innovation” that helps attract great ideas and entrepreneurs to in turn develop new jobs and wealth for the state.
About Haley & Aldrich
For over 50 years, Haley & Aldrich has been advising developers, major institutions and Fortune 100 clients on their geotechnical and environmental challenges. Established in 1957 with a focus on underground engineering and problem solving, today Haley & Aldrich has a resume of more than 25,000 engineering and environmental consulting projects and 20+ offices nationwide. Haley & Aldrich serves clients in the aerospace, automotive, education, health care, property development, manufacturing, utility, and heavy infrastructure markets in the United States and abroad.