The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) have announced the 50 women who have been selected as Women of Innovation® finalists for the 16th Annual Women of Innovation awards. Included in this distinguished list for a second time is our CEO, Ann Flynn.
Flynn, who lives in West Hartford, has been a leader and entrepreneur in the telecommunications industry for more than 40 years. IQT, which she founded, will celebrate 20 years in business next year, and among her many accomplishments at the company is the development of an innovative inventory and expense management software platform called IQ 360°. IQT currently manages annual revenue in excess of $1 billion at more than 5,000 locations. Flynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Management, and she earned an Executive Certificate from Dartmouth College.
This is her second consecutive year as a finalist for this prestigious honor. In 2019, she was included in the category of Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership, and this year she is a finalist in the category of Small/Medium Business Innovation and Leadership.
“Being included in this incredible group of Connecticut women in technology is such an honor,” Flynn said. “I’ve been an advocate for women in the tech fields for decades now, and it’s wonderful to see such a broad range of achievements being recognized like this.”
The Women of Innovation program celebrates the women who are leading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Connecticut. Finalists are the scientists, researchers, academics, manufacturers, student leaders, entrepreneurs, and technicians who create tomorrow’s advancements through their efforts in Connecticut today.
Women of Innovation finalists are nominated by their peers, coworkers, and mentors, and are selected based on their professional experience, history of innovation, ability to think creatively and solve problems, and demonstration of leadership. The finalists were selected from more than 150 women nominated this year, one of the strongest fields in the 16 years of Women of Innovation.
About IQ Telecom (IQT)
Founded in 2001, IQT helps its clients identify & eliminate unnecessary spending by providing visibility and control of these costs. IQT provides expert analysis and management of telecommunications assets in an intuitive, relational, web-based system for true life-cycle management. A certified woman-owned business with years of industry experience and insight, IQT has helped some of the country’s largest and most prominent companies streamline their telecom operations and reduce their costs.