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2009 Inductees


Patricia Cowings Patricia Cowings
Research Psychologist, Human Systems Integrations Division, NASA Ames Research Center

Maxine Fassberg Maxine Fassberg
Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Fab 28 Plant Manager, General Manager, Intel Israel

Sharon Nunes Sharon Nunes
Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation

Carolyn Turbyfill Carolyn Turbyfill
VP Engineering, Stacksafe



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Sharon Nunes

Sharon Nunes

Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation

Inducted in: 2009

Dr. Sharon Nunes leads IBM's Big Green Innovations organization, a worldwide team of IT and domain experts who are developing solutions in water management, carbon management and photovoltaics. Together with clients and partners, Dr. Nunes is demonstrating how information technology plays a critical role in managing the world's water systems. Dr. Nunes has held numerous executive positions leading key growth initiatives for IBM, including the position of Vice President of Technology, working with IBM's Chairman and the senior executive team to set the company's technical agenda.

In 1997, Dr. Nunes was responsible for the launch of IBM's Computational Biology Center, and was one of the executive leaders of the Life Sciences business unit, which was launched in 2000. She is an advocate for women in technology, and was awarded the Frances E. Allen Mentoring Award in 2004, and in 2006, she was named a NAFE "Women of Excellence" national award winner for her impact in mentoring technical women.

She is a leader on IBM's Women in Technology Executive Committee, launched IBM's Technical Women's Leadership Forum in 2007, and is a member of IBM's executive advisory council for SWE (Society of Women Engineers). In 2009, Sharon was designated a Women's History Month Honoree as one of the "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet."