Women in Technology (WIT) and the March of Dimes today announced the finalists for the ninth annual Heroines in Technology Awards. The awards recognize women and women-run businesses for their exemplary commitment to community service. Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala November 13, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va.
The 2009 Heroines in Technology finalists include:
- Zalenda Cyrille, Systems Engineering Associate Manager, Lockheed Martin
- Dee Dean, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Patrice D’Eramo, Senior Director, Public Sector Marketing, Cisco
- Colleen Galo, Regional Merchandising Consultant, Verizon Wireless
- Annette Gildea, President and CEO, Ollie Interactive
- Lydia Gizdavcic, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE
- Sue Hoffman, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Marie Johns, Consultant, Leftwich & Ludaway
- Kathy Kleiman, Senior Internet Law and Policy Attorney, Internet Matters
- 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
- Elizabeth Wilmot, President & CEO, Turtle Wings Electronics Recycling
- Kerrie Wilson, CEO, Reston Interfaith, Inc.
Bios are available at http://www.marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc/31897.asp.
Proceeds from the event support local March of Dimes programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to reduce the occurrence of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information, please contact Kate Seaver at (703) 824-0111.
About Women in Technology
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. For more information, please visit WIT's web site, www.womenintechnology.org.
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. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.