Pennie Turgeon, M.B.A., vice president for Information Technology and CIO, is among this year’s Power Women Long Island honorees, recognized for their positive contributions to their communities and industry.
Turgeon, along with other impressive leaders in business, health care, higher education and other fields, was recognized in a virtual awards event held on December 17.
In accepting her award, she thanked Long Island Press and its sponsors for continuing to acknowledge the many contributions made by the women of Long Island. “On behalf of New York Tech, I am honored to be included among so many other accomplished professionals who are using their voices to lead the way for a new generation. To ensure we have a large and diverse group of technology leaders tomorrow, we need to pave the way for them today, and this event and award certainly helps to do that.”
Turgeon was honored for her more than 25 years of higher education experience in strategic information technology management and business development. Beyond her professional expertise and accomplishments, she is also an advocate for women in technology, as evidenced through volunteerism, mentoring, and leading by example.
Turgeon’s advice to the next generation? “Stand up for yourself and for what you believe in—don’t be afraid to be you; surround yourself with people who are smarter than you at something; and help others to succeed. As a woman in tech, I’ve seen the difference role models, mentors, and sponsors, both formal and informal, have made in my own career, and we need to help do the same for the next generation.”
A link to the virtual awards event will be posted when it becomes available.