The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation named Diane Jones its “Woman of the Year in Technology.” Jones is executive director of administration for Information and Technology Services and the Office of the CIO. The award recognizes women in Michigan leading or driving change for other women in information technology careers or fields of study.
Jones has made significant impact in advancing women in IT roles through both professional and personal efforts. She was instrumental in bringing MCWT’s first annual GET IT Connection Summit to U-M. She also sponsors the ITS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program and an annual student internship program.
“We must help girls to realize their dreams and their inner potential and power,” said Jones as she accepted her award at the MCWT fundraising gala on Nov. 2 in Lathrup Village, Michigan. “It can seem daunting sometimes because there’s so much need, but we must reach forward, help our girls lean into their future and let the mission continue.”