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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced that Dr. Tendü Yoğurtçu was named “CTO of the Year” at the prestigious Women in IT Awards. The award was announced at a gala event during the Women in IT Summit, a conference addressing emerging technologies, opportunities in cyber security, diversity, personal development and leadership.  

The Women in IT Awards, the world's largest tech diversity event, is organized by Information Age and DiversityQ, a site for professionals and business leaders that provides content and analysis to enhance, develop and promote workforce diversity and inclusion. The event provides a high-profile platform for celebrating women in IT and identifying new female role models in the industry. The winners of the Women in IT Awards are decided by an independent panel of judges.

“I am thrilled to be recognized by an organization devoted to tackling the critical issue of women’s underrepresentation in the technology field, as this is a personal and professional priority for me as well,” said Tendü Yoğurtçu, CTO, Syncsort. “I am also proud to work for Syncsort, an organization that stands out by focusing on creating a fair, inclusive environment that empowers everyone to contribute, excel and reach their potential. Diversity has been one of the pillars for our continued innovation and success. On behalf of all my female peers, and all my colleagues who support diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award.”

Yoğurtçu, a dedicated advocate for STEM education for women and diversity in the workplace, was also recently named a “2018 Outstanding Executive in Technology” by Advancing Women in Technology (AWT).  AWT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in technology that is committed to recognizing women who have chosen to enter the tech industry and are making great strides with achievements in key competencies such as collaboration, creativity, innovation, leadership and transformation.