The co-founder of a Westport organization that helps accelerate the development of women-led startups has been named to receive an innovation award from the Connecticut Technology Council.

Janice Collins, co-founder of The Refinery, is one of 56 women cited in the council's 2015 Women of Innovation awards program. They will be honored during a program April 1 in Southington.

In a news release, the Technology Council said the program recognizes women in the workforce and students who are "innovators, role models and community leaders" in science, technology, engineering and math.

Collins is a member of the Westport Board of Finance.