Nancy Novak was awarded the prestigious Diversity & Inclusion Champion award at the iMasons Virtual Global Awards ceremony on December 16, 2020.
“On behalf of my colleagues, friends and individuals around the globe, who carry the diversity and inclusion banner with passion, because they understand it will make the world better, I am thrilled to have been recognized as one of you.” said Nancy Novak, CIO at Compass Data Centers. “Thank you IMasons for all you do to ensure every click improves the future.”
Nancy has been a tireless advocate for opening the doors of opportunity in the construction and data center industry for women. In 2019 and 2020 to date, she has spoken over 35 times in varied settings devoted to advancing diversity in STEM education, and she serves on the board of multiple organizations concentrating on creating inclusive work environments. In October, Nancy was named Executive Sponsor for iMasons emerging focus on the digital divide due to her persistent work with this issue. Within Compass Data Centers, Nancy has led initiatives on D&I from the board room, where 50% of the organization are women, to the job site, where 100% of the construction managers are women.
Nancy was celebrated along with four award finalists who have all made significant contributions to D&I in the Digital Infrastructure Industry.
- Heather Dooley, Global Director, Business Operations, Learning and Tools. Google Data Centers
- Suzie Gleeson, VP Global Accounts, Digital Realty
- Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX
- Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, Stream Data Centers
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