HAMMOND, Ind., September 27, 2019—Michele Murday, Northwest Indiana Branch Manager for EnviroForensics®, an Indianapolis-based environmental engineering firm was named Up & Coming Woman of the Year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by the Northwest Indiana Influential Women’s Association (NWIIWA). NWIIWA supports women in the development of their careers and provides opportunities for networking, leadership support, and education.
Upon receiving the inaugural STEM award, Murday shared her gratitude for a supportive community throughout Northwest Indiana, with a special thanks to the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Indiana Forum, and Northwest Indiana Influential Women’s Association.
Murday understands firsthand how hard it can be to break into STEM as a woman. Her advice to aspiring women in STEM is, “Even if people say you can’t do it or you should change your career, continue on your path anyway. Never give up on your dreams!”
Murday plans to continue giving back to the community through events and speaking opportunities to support young girls and future generations aspiring to work in the environmental field.