STL TechLX Graduates Its Second All-Female Leadership Cohort

Ahead of International Women’s Month, Technology Partners and Ouellette & Associates Celebrate Graduates Through Their Rapidly Growing Leadership Development Program

Technology Partners, a leading technology staffing and solutions firm, and Ouellette & Associates, an IT services company, today celebrated the graduation of the second all-female cohort of the St. Louis Technology Leadership Experience (TechLX) program. 

Lisa Nichols, chief executive officer of Technology Partners, opened the virtual graduation celebration by hosting a fireside chat with Kathy Mazzarella, chief executive officer of the Fortune 500 company Graybar.

“Especially in the technology industry, within which women are generally underrepresented, these graduates have set themselves up for success,” Nichols said. “We so appreciate all of our participants, mentors, and sponsors. For Technology Partners, it is a great honor to play a part in leveling the playing field for women across our region.”

The event celebrated 23 female graduates: Angie Siburt – Ameren; Kelly Stottler – Ameren; Tanya Yatzeck – Ameren; Annie Cleveland – Ameren; Maria Sharma- Build-a-Bear; Ashli Diller – Cass Information Systems; Anuja Chettipalli – Hussmann; Gabriela Spalding – Graybar; Aukje Rijpkema – ClayCo; Chelsie Schlereth – Emerson; Courtney Smith – Emerson; Stephanie Vehige – Emerson; Grace Manci – McCarthy; Erin Reed – McCarthy; Nikki Newcomb – Mastercard; Haley Ott – Mastercard; Kristen Martinez – Panera; Francine Voss – Panera; Nancy Wangerin- Panera; Bridget Owens – Edward Jones; Emily Brophy – Edward Jones; Lauren Nosal – Edward Jones; Chalet Hannah – Bayer. 

Individuals and organizations that won awards included: The Leader Amongst Leaders Award – Angie Siburt, Ameren; The Mentoring Excellence Award – Sean Mullins, Cass Information Systems; The Marketing Excellence Award – McCarthy, Grace Manci and Erin Reed; The Community Leadership Award – Mastercard.

Founded in 2018, the TechLX program features a wide range of career advancement offerings, including IT leadership development workshops, individual mentoring, peer connections, and regular networking events. 

About Technology Partners

Technology Partners is an award-winning, St. Louis-based company that provides solutions through talent, technology, and leadership development. In business for nearly 30 years, the company has partnered with hundreds of corporate clients across a range of industries nationwide. It is a certified Women Business Enterprise and was built upon a revolutionary transparent-margin business model. Visit

About TechLX

The TechLX program empowers, equips, and champions high-potential IT professionals as they grow into the next generation of CIOs and technology leadership of St. Louis. Visit

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