Curvature is proud to announce that our CIO, Elizabeth Austin, has been named one of 2018’s “Top 25 Women in Business” by the Charlotte Business Journal.
This prestigious award recognizes outstanding businesswomen in the Charlotte region who have made significant contributions to their professions and to their communities during the past year.
“It was a great surprise to hear that I had been named a CBJ Women in Business Achievement winner,” Elizabeth said. “I am both deeply honored and humbled.”
As the CIO of Curvature, Elizabeth leads our global information technology team as it continues to develop infrastructure, applications and scalable tools within our rapidly growing base of global operations. She also performs ongoing management of all client-driven and mission-critical information systems.
At the Women in Business awards ceremony in Charlotte last week, Austin was asked what piece of advice she’d give her younger self. Her answer? “Always keep learning, be open to opportunities, help make opportunities for others, and be sure to enjoy the ride.”
Elizabeth’s pay-it-forward attitude caught the attention of coworkers, who nominated her for the Women in Business awards. “I’m still blown away by the team effort on the nomination,” Elizabeth said. “This is a wonderful reminder of what being part of a great team and supporting one another is all about.”
Curvature makes it a priority to give back to the communities in which our employees work and live. Each year Curvature donates to nonprofits focusing on technology, education and youth enrichment, in addition to community support, volunteerism, community engagement and civic leadership. Elizabeth embodies all these things.
She is a founding board member of the Charlotte Region Chapter of the Society of Information Management, where she has also served terms as president, president emeritus, and STEM advisor. She is also active with the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative, whose mission is to unite the technology community to open partnerships that inspire, grow, and advance a diverse talent pipeline.
Prior to joining Curvature, Elizabeth was the Vice President of IT Application Services at Family Dollar. She has also held positions with Premier Systems Integrators, Powersoft, Inc., Computer Solutions, Inc. and Burroughs Corporation.