Rachel Neasham Shortlisted for Women in IT Awards New York
Lola.com’s Director of Product Recognized for Helping to Pave the Way for Gender Parity
BOSTON – Feb. 27, 2019 – Rachel Neasham, Director of Product at Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, has been shortlisted for the Women in IT Awards New York, which aim to shine light on female tech talent who are paving the way for gender parity. Organized by Information Age, the awards tackle the industry’s gender imbalance by showcasing the achievements of women in tech, identifying new role models and promoting constructive dialogue around diversity.
“The technology sector is filled with innovation, opportunity and economic growth, yet we continue to lag significantly behind in gender equality,” said Neasham. “I am honored to be shortlisted for the Women in IT Awards New York to call attention to the importance of fostering a culture that values inclusivity and diversity, as well as a commitment to growing female leadership. I am proud to be a part of the leadership team at Lola.com that comprises 50 percent women, and hope the company serves as an example to others in tech.”
With just 25 percent of computing jobs in the U.S. held by women, and much fewer at senior and executive levels, the Women in IT Awards has gathered resounding support from trade associations, politicians and companies of all sizes and sectors since launching in 2015. The awards have showcased women in tech in London and New York, with new launches in Asia, Ireland and San Francisco planned.
Winners are awarded at the Awards Gala, co-located with the Women in IT Summit on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Summit is addressing emerging technologies and diversity, pursuing dreams in tech, opportunities in cyber security, and personal development and leadership. For more information, visit:
Neasham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human geography from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 where she also was captain of the women’s army lacrosse team. After five years in the Army, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, she joined Lola.com in 2015. She was drawn to the challenges of a startup and wanted to be part of a team that inspired her to be her best while assisting in the creation of a product and company that aimed to improve people’s lives. Neasham is a co-lead volunteer for the Boston Chapter of Women in Product, a non-profit organization passionate about diversity in product management. Follow her on Twitter @rneasham.
For more information on the Women in IT Awards Series, visit: https://womeninitawards.com/
Lola.com makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. Lola.com uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit https://www.lola.com/ and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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