Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Honors Joanna T. Lau as a Leading Woman
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' 21st annual Leading Women Awards Breakfast will take place on Monday, October 29 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston. This special event takes on additional importance as one of the final events in a year-long celebration of Girl Scouts 100th
Anniversary. Among six remarkable role models, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. will honor Joanna T. Lau, founder and CEO of Lau Technologies, a management consulting and investment entity located in Concord, Mass.
Formed In 1990, she grew Lau Technologies into three business units,: Lau Defense System, Visage Technology, and Lau Security System, company. Ms. Lau held leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric before founding Lau Technologies. Ms. Lau is a member of the Board of Directors of ITT Education
Services (NYSE:ESI) since 2003 and currently serves on the Audit Committee of ESI. Ms. Lau served as a director of TD Banknorth, Inc. until July 2007. Ms. Lau brings a strong background in technology and executive leadership, providing system integration, development and the delivery of high-end electronic systems for military applications, secure identification systems and surveillance systems.
Lau received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences and Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University--SUNY, a Master of Science degree in Computer Sciences from Old Dominion University, a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Commercial Sciences from Bryant University, Bentley University and Suffolk University. Lau has received numerous business and civic awards including the 1995 National Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by INC and Ernst & Young LLP. She is on the Board of Directors of DSW Inc., ITT Education Service Inc, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the National Association of Corporate Director and the National Defense Industrial
“Each year Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honors remarkable leaders who have made a positive impact through their career and in the community,” explained
Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “The Leading Women Awards is a way for our girls to meet great role models like Joanna and
for our supporters to learn how Girl Scouts is creating future women leaders.”
“It is quite an honor to receive the 2012 Leading Women Award from The Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts,” said Lau. “The organization provides a safe and trusted environment for girls to learn life skills that prepare them for the future. I am most impressed with my interviewer Girl Scout Kelin Morris. She was poised and confident at a young age. That is evidence of a young adult who appreciates and honors the organization,” explained Lau.
The Leading Women Awards brings hundreds of women and other members of the greater Boston business community together to celebrate leadership, honor our awardees,
and support the Girl Scout mission. Girl Scouts inspires, challenges, and empowers girls to discover their values and
passions. Innovation and creativity are at the very core of the Girl Scout experience.
The prestigious list of honorees includes Beth I.Z. Boland, partner Bingham McCutchen, Bingham McCutchen LLP; Bill Fine, president and general manager WCVB-TV & WCVB.com; Juliette C. Mayers, executive director, Multicultural Marketing, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, speaker, author; Marie Turley, executive director, City of Boston Women’s Commission; Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, president and chief executive officer,
Massachusetts Life Sciences Centers.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Boston Business Journal, which will help us recognize the honorees through in-kind advertising. For more information on sponsoring or attending this event, visit www.leadingwomenawards.org.