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Leading by Example: AT&T Women of Color Excel in STEM Fields

Thirty-seven women from AT&T will be recognized for their stellar achievements and contributions to the company and to their fields at this year’s Women of Color STEM Conference in the categories of Outstanding Technical Contribution, Tech All-Star, and Tech Rising Star. 

The prestigious awards are presented to the nation’s top professionals and leaders of diverse backgrounds working in careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math from across different industries. 

“We are proud of this year’s WOC Stem awardees,” said Corey Anthony, Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. “Each one of our employees selected for this award represents the very best of our company and they are a testament to AT&T’s commitment to supporting women’s professional development and advancement. Job well done and thank you for inspiring young girls across the nation to follow in your footsteps to pursue and succeed in STEM careers.”  

Click here to learn more about the 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference.


Outstanding Technical Contribution

A woman performing technological functions, who has designed, developed, managed, or assisted in the development of a product, service, system, or intellectual property that is a substantial achievement in the field. The overall impact of the technological achievement is the prime consideration, regardless of title or degrees earned. The committee sees a nominee that offers broad impact and high value to society as a whole.

Bindu Sundaresan, Director AT&T Cybersecurity 

Tech All Stars

Accomplished women of color from mid-level to advanced stages of her career (with 22 years or more in the workforce) that have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities. They are honored at a special recognition event during the Women of Color STEM Conference.

Euly Legro, Principal System Engineer 

Grace Galanis, Director Technology

Hayriye Altunbasak, Lead Product Marketing Manager

Jennifer Pough, Professional-Technical Process/Quality Manager

Kejo Swingler, Sr. Dir. Global Content Servicing & Solutions (WM)

Kimberly Hatten, Area Manager Network Services

Marilynn Fair, Director-Compliance

Marina Cervantes, Sr Solutions Architect

Montrease Collier, Director- Project Program Mgmt

Nandana Samineni, Director Database Marketing

Nicole Jacquemin, Sales Executive Sr. Specialist 2 IS

Prathima Simha, Sr. Lead Product Management and Development

Renee Nicholson, Lead Channel Manager

Romvadee Overbey, Sr. Application Sales Director IOT

Sanjukta Gayen, Technical Consultant 4

Stacey Rivers, Director-People Growth and Skills Strategy (WM)

Stephanie Thornton-Neal, Area Manager Workplace Planning 

Valeria Travis, Associate Director-Technology

Vivian Wang, Lead Product Marketing Manager

Lynda House-McPeters, Director-Technology 

Yalonda Moore, Associate Director-Technology

Tonia Jenkins, Telecommunications Specialist

Ria Smith-David, Director- Human Resources 


Tech Rising Star

Young women, with 21 years or less in the workforce, who are helping to shape technology for the future. They are honored at a special recognition event during the Women of Color STEM Conference.

Ajitha Koduri, Lead Product Marketing Manager Digital Platforms 

Asha Shamdasani, Sr. Lead Product Management & Development 

Benazeer Saifee, Sr. Technical Manager (WM)

Bonnie Chan, Collaboration Solutions Lead  (WM)

Lauren Neely, Sr. Analyst Technology Risk Management (WM)

Lonnie Attucks, Lead Product Marketing Manager 

Madhuri Bondada, Principal System Engineer

Prexa Bhatt, Associate Director-Technology

Rosalie Thobe, Professional-Software Engineer

Shana Ashby-Jobes, Principal-Tech Proj/Prog Mgmt (Cricket Wireless)

Shannon Couch, Director-Channel Marketing

Sujita Joshi, Senior Project Program Manager

Upasna Saluja, Consultant Professional Services 3 ATC