Girls Inc of Pinellas to honor Tracy Veillette as STEM Woman of the Year

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(PR NewsChannel) / April 9, 2014 / PINELLAS PARK, Fla. 

Girls Inc logoOn Friday, May 30th, Girls Inc of Pinellas will recognize Tracy Veillette as STEM Woman of the Year at the annual STEM Celebration Luncheon at Feather Sound Country Club.   The goal of the luncheon is to bring awareness to the community of the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for girls and to showcase the outstanding STEM program at the Girls Inc After School Enrichment Program and Operation SMART Summer Camp.  Contributions raised at the Luncheon are critical for Girls Inc. to continue to create, deliver and expand their STEM program. All proceeds benefit the Girls Inc Support A Girl Scholarship Fund.

Each year Girls Inc. honors a local role model for her distinguished STEM career and dedication to paving the way for young women of tomorrow.  This year’s honoree, Tracy Veillette, is an outstanding technology and math professional who has demonstrated her commitment to women and children.  As Vice President and US Controller for Tech Data, she is responsible for overseeing all US accounting, controlling, and financial analysis.  She currently serves on the boards of ASWA (American Society of Women Accountants) and AWSCPA (American Woman’s Society of CPAs).  Additionally, she is a community leader serving on the boards of the Children’s Dream Fund and YMCA.

For over half a century, Girls Inc has had a profound and life-changing impact for thousands of girls in Pinellas County and is known as the “go-to place” for growing great girls.   The Girls Inc After School Enrichment Program and Operation SMART Summer Camp help today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders by helping them develop the tools to build, and the vision to plan their very best futures.  For more information about Girls Inc of Pinellas and the STEM Luncheon, please visit their website or call 727 544-6230.

Sue Olsen
Telephone: 544-6230 ext 112

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SOURCE:  Girls, Inc.

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