CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 22, 2016) - Mary Pigatti has been selected as a finalist for Illinois Technology Association's 2016 ITA CityLIGHTS Prominent Woman in Tech Award. Pigatti is CEO of Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention programs.
"I am honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 17th annual ITA CityLIGHTS Prominent Woman in Tech Awards and hope this drives more women to seek careers in the tech industry," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "I am thrilled to be a part of this rock star group of finalists and look forward to connecting with my fellow nominees at the September 15 celebration."
The winners for each category, with the exception of the CityLIGHTS Industry Champion, are determined by a compilation of the judges' scores and voting by the public at large. The winners will be revealed at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.
"Year-over-year we have seen that the CityLIGHTS Awards is a barometer for success in the community, often predicting who or what will be the next big thing," said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. "I can say with confidence that this year, with these finalists, we are setting the stage for tech greatness for years to come."
Retrofit offers tech-enabled weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that help tackle obesity and related conditions to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Eighty-eight percent of Retrofit participants lose weight and 80 percent keep it off 12 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times happier than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a data-driven, high-tech/ high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives.
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region's strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving the business forward. For more information, visit illinoistech.org, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.