Boston Marathon bombing survivor to headline TechWomen|TechGirls awards

Sdoia will share story of perseverance and innovative technology used in her recovery
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia

TechWomen|TechGirls, a program of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, has announced Roseann Sdoia, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and motivational speaker, as the keynote speaker for its second annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, April 5.

Sdoia will share her powerful and personal story of perseverance and will offer lessons learned throughout her challenging comeback journey. She will also touch upon the innovative technology used throughout her recovery as an amputee that allows her to continue to live a highly productive and fulfilling life.

“We’re incredibly honored to have Roseann share her inspirational journey and indomitable spirit at our TechWomen|TechGirls Annual Awards Luncheon,” said Shannon Herrmann, annual luncheon committee chair and IT/technology staffing specialist with the Alexander Technology Group. “We look forward to her insightful, motivating message and to learning more about the important role that technology plays as an amputee in enabling her to continue to live a rich and rewarding life.”

In its second year, TechWomen|TechGirls is a forum focused on building a strong community of women enthusiastic about technology and supporting efforts for young women to explore STEM careers.

In addition to the keynote address, the event will honor three women who work in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) as the TechStudent, TechEducator and TechWoman of the Year. Nominations are currently being accepted. To receive a nomination form, contact Shannon Herrmann at 

The annual luncheon will take place at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on April 5 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and can be purchased here. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit

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