Award recognizes Carrie’s commitment to mission critical data center operations and its development and mentorship of women across the ICT sector

Dunedin, FL – February 22, 20223 – Carrie Goetz, CTO of StrategITcom and Amazon best selling author of  Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers, is BICSI ICT’s 2022 Woman of The Year award winner. The BICSI Awards is an opportunity for the information and communications technology (ICT) profession and community to recognize one of their own for exemplifying exceptional service. Winners were announced at the 2023 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida on 8 February 2023.

Carrie’s exceptional work as an international keynote speaker, author – with over 250 publications in 69 countries – and most recently becoming an Amazon bestselling author propelled her to the top candidacy for this prestigious industry award. Her global experience spans 40 years in the design, operations, and audit of data centers, IT departments, intelligent buildings.  She champions STEM education through outreach projects. It is this passion and commitment that also led Carrie to launch a podcast series titled, Careers for Women, Trades and Veterans in Tech to accompany the book. The Podcast addresses a variety of careers in the industry as told by industry icons, as well as the need to address diversity and inclusion in STEM, and the opportunities for women, trades and veterans in this industry coupled with resources to help along the way.

“I am truly thrilled, humbled and thankful for this honor. I am genuinely touched and grateful to have this award presented by some amazing women in the industry,” said Goetz. “I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside BICSI to help propel the advancement and awareness of the information and communication technology profession.”

The BICSI ICT Woman of the Year Award given to Carrie Goetz recognizes her accomplishments in the ICT industry with an emphasis on making ICT a focus of her career while promoting the growth of women through mentorship and leadership. Winners must be BICSI members who have participated in their events and offered volunteer services or is a credential holder, all three criteria Goetz has achieved

Some of Goetz’ recent accolades include being honored as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Technology from Mission Critical Magazine 2022, 30 Most Influential Business Leaders from CIO Look 2021, 10 Most Influential Women in Tech from Analytics Insight, 2020, and a finalist for the Network Computing Inspiration Award in 2020, the 2020 CompTIA Women in Leadership Spotlight Award, and the Infrastructure Masons IM100.

For more information you can visit Carrie’s website and learn about her best selling book, Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers. The book answers the questions including who, what, where, when, why, and how of data centers in an easily digestible format and allows the public to catch a glimpse of an otherwise foreign and hidden industry through her expertise.

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About Carrie Goetz

Carrie Goetz, CTO, StrategITcom, personifies over 40 years of global experience designing, running and auditing, data centers, IT departments, and intelligent buildings. She is an international keynote speaker. Carrie now provides technical direction and strategic planning spearheading CTOaaS functions as a fractional CTO and project manager for several organizations. She has developed and delivered over 800 hours of curriculum, has taught at a collegiate level, and now adds Amazon Best Selling New Author to her credentials.

To learn more, please visit and follow her on LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Meghan Gorman
iMiller Public Relations for Carrie Goetz
Tel: +1 866-307-2510