RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a non-profit research institute, announced today that Teena W. Piccione, chief information officer, is a woman worth watching. Piccione is one of the winners of the “Women Worth Watching®” Award, an annual recognition sponsored by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. This publication identifies, promotes and supports women in leadership and the organizations that employ them. The 18th annual “Women Worth Watching” awards are given to women of purpose and drive who represent diversity within their spheres of influence.
“RTI is proud that our CIO, Teena Piccione, has been recognized for her strong commitment to diversity and for her outstanding business achievements,” said E. Wayne Holden, president and CEO, RTI International. “Teena has demonstrated superior leadership skills and is an inspiring role model for women at RTI.”
Award winners are nominated by their colleagues, peers and mentors for their initiative and achievements. Honoring women executives who lead the way to excellence in the workplace, marketplace and the world, this award has been bestowed on more than 2,000 past recipients, some of whom have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
As a feature of the award, Teena will be recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s summer edition, sharing words of wisdom with women in the pipeline. Profiles in Diversity Journal publishes profiles of each award winner that focus on each executive’s unique and personal contributions and serves as an opportunity for the international business community to get to know these women as individuals. The profiles and essays are portrayals, not just resumes, of real women executives with real stories to tell. The stories represent the kind of information shared by a mentor with an aspiring novice, particularly someone breaking new ground within an organization or industry.
According to James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “The collaboration between organizations and the magazine over the past 18 years in identifying and selecting deserving candidates for the annual Women Worth Watching award is a testament to a collaborative and very productive relationship that energizes, inspires and recognizes women who have demonstrated high levels of leadership.”
The nomination of candidates for this award demonstrates C-suite support of women in leadership, and the inclusion of the Award winners in the magazine publicly enhances the visibility and reputations of the companies and organizations that employ, support and empower these outstanding women.
The 2019 Women Worth Watching edition will be available to the public in August.