ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The March of Dimes and AFCEA NOVA today announced finalists for the 13th Annual Heroines in Technology® Awards Gala. The awards program will honor the significant contributions of women in the technology industry who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service.
This year’s finalists include women dedicated to ending homelessness and world hunger, encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, supporting service members and veterans, and numerous other causes.
The 2013 Heroines in Technology finalists:
- Deloris (Ann) Albright, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Leslie Blaker-Glass, Inmarsat Government
- Deborah Brooks, The MITRE Corporation
- Clyneice Chaney, The MITRE Corporation
- Kathryn Delli-Colli, Ernst & Young
- Sherryl Dorch, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
- Christina Frederick, Sapient
- Jackie Garrick, Defense Suicide Prevention Office
- Lakeshia Grant, Virtual Enterprise Architects, LLC
- Natalie Grigorian, Sapient
- Angela Harpalani, Dimensional Concepts
- Stephanie Hill, Lockheed Martin
- Mary Keeser, KEMSS LLC
- Susan Kidd, DRT Strategies, Inc.
- Tiffani Lash, Tea and Honey Blends
- Julia Lawless, TASC Inc.
- Kelly Morrison, Department of the Interior
- Karen Newnam, EMC Corporation
- Shantel Nickerson, The SI Organization
- Juliette Rizzo, U.S. Department of Education
- Bethany Seidler, Clearsight Advisors, Inc.
- Marybeth Wootton, Berico Technologies
The finalists will be honored and winners will be announced at the black-tie awards program on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.
Winners will be selected in the following categories:
- Rising Heroine
- Individual Heroine
- Corporate Heroine
- AFCEA International Government Heroine
- Lifetime Achievement Heroine
Former “Heroine” recipient and CEO of Transformation Systems, Inc. Marta Wilson shared, “Through my involvement with Heroines in Technology, I have made numerous professional connections and also made many new friends who are like minded in the areas of corporate social responsibility, community outreach and charitable giving. To see AFCEA and the March of Dimes come together to recognize and honor women in the field of technology for their dedication to community service is truly inspiring.”
In addition to the awards presentation, the evening will include dinner, music, dancing and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will support local March of Dimes programs including research, community services, education and advocacy to reduce the occurrence of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Since 2001, the event has raised over $1.4 million to support the March of Dimes mission of saving babies.
Sponsors include: Harris Corporation, IBM, AFCEA International, Sapient, DC Magazine, Federal News Radio, FedScoop, and SmartCEO Magazine. To learn more, please visit www.marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc/events/events_Heroines-in-Technology-2013.html.
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
About AFCEA NOVA
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) is partnered with the March of Dimes in support of the Heroines in Technology awards program. AFCEA fosters an ethical dialogue between industry, government and academia on the effective use of technology.