Leaving a Legacy at CES 2019

Women in Consumer Technology 2019 Legacy Award Winners
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On Tuesday night, a group of over 175 technology professionals gathered to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT). The event, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), provided a forum for networking and celebration of women in the tech industry.

During the event, several women were honored with the group's annual Legacy Awards. Ellen Savage, vice president, member services, CTA and 2018 Carol Campbell Inspiration Award winner, served as this year's master of ceremonies.

[See the full list of winners here. (opens in new tab)]

"When you think about [the word] legacy, it's a heavy word," Tiffany M. Moore, senior VP of political and industry affairs, CTA  (opens in new tab)said in her acceptance speech. "It's not about what we have done—it's more about what we will do and the challenge for us all to make sure that women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups in tech are amplified and supported."

Alexandra Harding, director of vendor management, business and consumer solutions, Ingram Micro, and 2019 Legacy Award winner left attendees with this thought: "My takeaway from being in this industry and being a female—don't let other people's influence control what you can do. Have a passion for the business that you have or a passion for what you're doing, and let that drive it. There's no ceiling."

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Megan A. Dutta is a pro AV industry journalist, and the former content director for Systems Contractor News (opens in new tab)(SCN) and Digital Signage Magazine (opens in new tab), both Future U.S. publications. Dutta previously served as the marketing communications manager at Peerless-AV (opens in new tab), where she led the company’s marketing and communications department. Dutta is the recipient of AVIXA's 2017 Young AV Professional Award and Women in Consumer Technology's 2018 Woman to Watch Award. Dutta is co-founder of Women of Digital Signage (opens in new tab), an organization designed to provide a pathway to promote networking, mentoring, and personal growth.