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    March of Dimes Announces 2013 Heroines in Technology Co-chairs

    Arlington, Va., June 26, 2013 —

    The March of Dimes and AFCEA NOVA  today announced Sabret Flocos and Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch as the co-chairs for the 13th Annual Heroines in Technology Awards Gala. The event will honor the significant contributions of women in the technology industry who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

    Flocos is a founding partner of FOX Architects and currently serves on the March of Dimes National Capital Area Board of Directors. Cowen-Hirsch is the senior vice president of government strategy & policy for Inmarsat Global Services, Inc.

    “Heroines in Technology has honored 72 women for their volunteerism since the event was established in 2001,” said Sabret Flocos, Heroines in Technology co-chair. “Many of these women don’t recognize the impact they are making on their community, and this event offers the opportunity to highlight their valuable efforts.”

    Nominations are open to women in all segments of the technology community including government, nonprofit and commercial organizations. The deadline to submit a nominee is July 12, 2013. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced at the black-tie gala on November 8, 2013, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

    “I am excited to co-chair this event along with Sabret. I look forward to meeting this year’s finalists and paying tribute to these inspiring women who go above and beyond to improve our community,” noted Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Heroines in Technology co-chair and chair of AFCEA’s Women in NOVA.

    Cowen-Hirsch continued, “AFCEA’s Women in NOVA strongly supports the recognition of these Heroines and the March of Dimes mission, which is closely aligned with furthering AFCEA NOVA’s commitment to STEM and the next generation of leaders in technology.”

    Event sponsors include Harris Corporation, IBM, AFCEA International, Sapient, DC Magazine and Federal News Radio.

    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.

    Contact:  Michele Murphy-Hedrick, March of Dimes, (571) 257-2303, mmurphyhedrick@marchofdimes.com

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