NJIT’s Judith Sheft has been recognized as one of six top women "intrapreneurs" by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners (LWE). This is the first year the organization has honored “intrapreneurs,” which it defines as corporate innovators who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspire others through their work. These women make a vital impact in their companies, their industries and their communities.
LWE Founder Linda Wellbrock states: "The women we recognize are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere. Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business.”
Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, is responsible for managing the Office of Technology Transfer and Development and develops programs and policies focusing on patent creation, intellectual property valuation and strategic use and protection of IP assets. She also plays a senior role in the university's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) and Enterprise Development Center (EDC), where she is involved in entrepreneurship, economic development and high-tech business acceleration.
Sheft will be honored at the LWE event, "Embracing the Future," in Jersey City in November.