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Woman of the Year in Technology Award

U of M’s Nancy Benovich Gilby is MCWT’s ‘Woman of the Year in Technology’

Nancy Benovich Gilby is MCWT Foundation’s “Woman of the Year in Technology.” Benovich Gilby is the Ehrenberg director of entrepreneurship and clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

Benovich Gilby, a Michigan alumna and entrepreneur with 10 successful high-tech startups to her credit, was nominated by students and local entrepreneurs.

Benovich Gilby developed the University of Michigan’s entrepreneurial curriculum for its Bachelor of Science in Information program. She has expanded the school’s participation in national competitions, startup treks and networking opportunities. Benovich Gilby serves on the advisory board for the Computer Science and Engineering Division at the College of Engineering and mentors a FIRST Robotics team. She helps numerous female students position themselves for career advancement in STEM fields.

MCWT launched the award in 2016 to recognize women in Michigan leading or driving change for other women in information technology careers or fields of study. MCWT Foundation President Cindy Warner presented Benovich Gilby with the honor at the nonprofit’s annual Orange Carpet Gala on Nov. 5 in Detroit.