Winners Hail From Netflix, Microsoft, NBC, VMWare, Mozilla, Capital One, and OthersSAN FRANCISCO - November 3, 2017 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest nonprofit organization working to support the success of women engineers, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 #ApplaudHer Awards. This honor was bestowed upon women in 13 categories, and was given in recognition of their contributions and accomplishments within the technology industry.The winners were announced last night at the Second Annual Women Who Code Awards 2017, which took place at Github Headquarters in San Francisco. Over 100 people were in attendance to celebrate the event and support Women Who Code in their work to inspire women to excel in technology careers. Sponsors for the ceremony included Github, Samsung, Hired, Plex, Capital One, VMWare, Saint Archer Brewing, Hova Labs, Peroni, and Galvanize.The winners of the awards were as follows:Ignite Award: Vicki Cheung, Head of Infrastructure, OpenAIRise Award: Maria Kazandjieva, Engineering Manager, NetflixInnovator Award: Kimberly Mach, Senior Software Engineer, MicrosoftVisionary Award: Martha Arellano, Cloud Platform Architect, VISUAL VOCALOpen Source Award: Erin Spiceland, Engineer, NodeSourceFounder Award: Fatima Dicko, Founder \u0026amp; CEO, jetpackPhoenix Award: Lori Hill, Software Engineer, NBCLocalization Award: Mimi Hills, Director, Product Globalization, VMwareSenior Leadership Award: Ann Yeung, Sr. Director, Software Engineering, Capital OneVPE Award: Dory Weiss, VP of Engineering, nCinoDirector of Engineering Award: Selena Deckelmann, Director of Engineering, Firefox Runtime, MozillaEngineering Lead Award: Laurence Girard, Engineering Lead API and DevOps, GIPHYThought leadership Award: Max Whitney, VP of Engineering, BrightHiveWomen Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival said, “Recognizing the accomplishments of the many women who contribute to the technology industry is one of Women Who Code’s core objectives. This Awards event is a celebration of that, and a chance to shine a spotlight on some incredible engineers. In this way, we are working to shift the perception of tech and help the world better recognize the benefits of inclusive practices.”About Women Who CodeWomen Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our goal is to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement and provide environments for networking and mentorship. The organization has executed more than 5,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 100,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help us to empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting our #WWCode networks. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.