Image via WikipediaWomen in Technology (WIT) and the March of Dimes announced the recipients of the 2009 Heroines in Technology Awards on Friday, November 13, 2009, at a black-tie gala event that raised $139,000 to support the March of Dimes.
There was some nice coverage by the good folks at Bisnow and the now bearded and always talented David Stegon. David lives in Stafford, VA and attended 6 events on the day prior to H.I.T. (A little Bisnow magic back at you, feels great).
The new Rising Heroine award was presented to Zalenda Cyrille, Systems Engineering Associate Manager, Lockheed Martin.
The Individual Heroines in Technology awards went to Lydia Gizdavcic, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE; and Sue Hoffman, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Corporate Heroine awards were awarded to Elizabeth Wilmot, President and CEO, Turtle Wings Electronics Recycling; and Annette Gildea, President and CEO, Ollie Interactive.
Lifetime Achievement awards went to Marie Johns, Consultant, Leftwich and Ludaway; and Kathy Kleiman, Senior Internet Law and Policy Attorney, Internet Matters.
The 2009 finalists who joined in the celebration included Dee Dean, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Patrice D’Eramo, Senior Director, public sector marketing, Cisco; Colleen Galo, Regional Merchandising Consultant, Verizon Wireless; Sue Hoffman, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Shameka McCaskill, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin; Vonda Rhodes, Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin; Michelle Tortolani, Senior Engineering Manager, Northrop Grumman; Katy Warren, Associate Department Head, MITRE; and Kerrie Wilson, CEO, Reston Interfaith, Inc.
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members.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 by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.