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Founding Mother selected as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” New York, NY - June 1, 2011 Dora Maria Abreu, one of the Founding Mothers of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc, (SIA) was nominated to the "Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology" list for 2011 by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine. The honoree was selected based on excellence in her work, strong commitment to her community and her leadership as a role model. In a field typically dominated by men, Dora Maria Abreu has proven to be an example for all young women, especially women of color, striving to succeed in the technology/engineering field. This is the second selection for Abreu for this magazine. Her accomplishments also include being honored as a SHPE ETLC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient [March 2011], and being included in the “100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business” [2006], Top Latinas List [June 2005/August 2005], and El Diaro / La Prensa 50 Outstanding Latinas of the Year [2004]. In addition, she was highlighted in Hispanic Network Magazine in June 2005 and SHPE Magazine - Local Hero Article in March 2004.

All honorees are invited to participate in a Leadership Summit as well as the awards event on Friday, June 10, 2011 in Orlando, Fl. where increasing minority entrepreneurship, executive development, and promotion of Hispanics in corporate America will be discussed. Abreu will also be featured, with other honorees, in the 2011 spring issue of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine, which is distributed to engineering colleges and universities with high Hispanic enrollments, Hispanic professionals, and high-level government and industry policy makers and executives across the country. Abreu, an IT Project Manager for Credit Suisse, is an outstanding example among the technology/engineering community and is an active member and role model within Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. As one of our organization’s founders, she leads by example, and is committed to scholarship, service and professional development within the Latino community at large. Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology chooses honorees based on their achievements in the field of technology, their leadership in the organizations they represent and their community service. This list includes many of the nation's highest achieving Hispanic executives, managers and researchers in industry, government and academia.

ABOUT HERMANDAD DE SIGMA IOTA ALPHA, INC. (SIA): SIA was founded in New York on September 29, 1990 by thirteen Latina women with the purpose of creating an organization that would help their communities, unite women, promote the Latino culture and uphold a set of distinct goals. Our dedication to scholarship, service and professional development within the Latino community has grown beyond New York, with chapters in several states including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, and California. We are also a 501(c)7 tax-exempt organization and we work in conjunction with the Solidaridad Inspiración Amistad Community Foundation, Inc.- a 501(c)3 Community Foundation committed to scholarship, service and professional development within Latino communities nationally. Together, we administer a national scholarship fund for incoming college freshmen who demonstrate academic merit, service to communities in need and exemplary leadership capabilities.

About Hispanic, Engineer & Information Technology Magazine: For more than 18 years, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine is one of the industry’s oldest and most prestigious publications. Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), a minority-owned talent management and career development company whose mission is to promote career and educational opportunities for minority professionals and students in engineering, technology, and science. CCG hosts the nationally renowned Minorities in Research Science Conference in Baltimore, MD during Hispanic Heritage month. CCG is also the founder of a national public awareness campaign to increase the Hispanics’ interest in technology known as La Familia Technology Week.

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Founding Mother selected as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology”