Congratulations to Professor Deirdre Shoemaker and graduate student Andrea Welsh as the both took home awards in Georgia Tech’s 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference! “Each year at the Women’s Leadership Conference, Georgia Tech honors women who demonstrate exemplary leadership abilities. These are women who lead with heart, creating innovative solutions while inspiring and uplifting the entire Georgia Tech Community. The Women’s Leadership Conference is seeking to honor a female leader who awakens the passion for success of those around her. She encompasses the ideals of a successful leader, radiating a demeanor that compels others to do the same.” Dr. Shoemaker was the recipient of the “Faculty Woman of Distinction” and Andrea of the “Graduate Student Woman of Distinction” which was accompanied with a $1000 fellowship.