Pictured from left are Gabriella Bishop, Marissa Hodge, Traci Jones and Lakela Lofton.

Shipbuilders Honored During Conference

Published October 19, 2021

Four Newport News Shipbuilding employees were recognized for their achievements in science, technology, engineering and math during the 26th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Both the conference and awards ceremony were hosted virtually Oct. 7-9.

Marissa Hodge, a Quality manager, received a Technology All-Star award, which recognizes accomplished women of color from mid-level to advanced stages of their careers who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.

Gabriella Bishop, a software engineer, and Traci Jones, an electrical engineer, received Technology Rising Star awards, which recognize women who are helping to shape future technology.

Lakela Lofton, a program manager, received the Managerial Leadership award. The award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments in leading and managing make her stand out and whose career choices serve as an example to women working to move beyond what are considered traditional roles for women.