MANCHESTER, NH –The NH High Tech Council will hold its first TechWomen Power Breakfast – a TechWomen|TechGirls initiative targeted for female technologists – on June 9, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road in Bedford.
Guest speaker Paula Beauregard of Edge Velocity will kick off the series as she shares her experiences owning her own business, challenges she’s faced and lessons she’s learned along the way. The breakfast series will take place the second Tuesday of every month.
“We are excited to offer a place for women in the technology fields to come together and create lasting meaningful relationships while learning from each other’s successes,” said Candice Benson of Benson Consulting and chair of the TechWomen Power Breakfast committee. “We have a lot of brilliant women in our community like Paula and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate and support them with our power breakfast series.”
Beauregard is the co-founder Edge Velocity Corporation – a premiere provider, developer and manufacturer of highly specialized mobile IP wireless mesh technology. She has managed the company through an exciting period of technical and application development, market penetration and sales growth. Named in August 2014 to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing U.S. companies, Edge Velocity was the third-fastest growing New Hampshire Company, the 21st fastest growing telecommunications equipment provider and was 953 on the overall Inc. 5000 list. Edge Velocity has also been named (in the October 2014 issue) as the No.1 fastest growing woman-led company in New Hampshire by Business NH Magazine, and ranked No. 3 as the top 10 fastest-growing women led companies in Boston by Inc. Magazine, and honored by Connected World Magazine as one of the 2015 Women of M2M.
Prior to Beauregard’s leadership at Edge Velocity, she worked for a partner company of Digital Equipment Corporation in the 1990’s, served as Vice President of Business Development for Third-Rail Broadband Wireless Systems and Northeast Channels Manager for Legato Systems, an EMC Corporation company.
The TechWomen|TechGirls initiative of the New Hampshire High Tech Council builds on a strong community of women enthusiastic about technology and supporting efforts where girls are exploring STEM as a career or area of study. TechWomen|TechGirls holds programs for professional women to connect, collaborate and explore ideas around career development, technology initiatives, and innovation. The initiative also deploys volunteers and mentors to support academic STEM initiatives and events for girls happening across New Hampshire.
Other committee work of the TechWomen/TechGirls initiative includes:
- Annual Luncheon which will feature a luminary speaker;
- #TechWomenStart peer group;
- TechWomen Ambassador group matching female technologists to schools, colleges and young professional groups in their geographic area;
- Community Partnering matching female technologists to female STEM students through programs like Lego Leagues, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, and others with STEM programs;
- Support of the NH Department of Education’s annual Girls’ Technology Day.
About the NH High Tech Council
The NH High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. As the largest member-driven technology association in the state, the Council supports research, innovation, and economic and workforce development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, visit nhhtc.org.