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    Heroines in Technology

    Friday, November 09, 2012
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Registration Time:
    Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
    7920 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA 22102

    Heroines in Technology® is a black-tie gala that recognizes and honors women in the technology community for their dedication to community service.  Since its inception, Heroines in Technology has honored 67 “heroines” and raised more than $1.4 million to support the March of Dimes.  The gala has attracted 350-400 guests in the past and the evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and a silent and live auction. Guests include directors, CEOs and other high-level individuals from local corporations and government agencies.

    Finalists will be recognized and winners announced in the following categories: Rising Heroine, Individual Heroine, Corporate Heroine, AFCEA International Government Heroine and Lifetime Achievement Heroine.

    List of Winners:

    • Rising Heroine: Sarah Chu, project coordinator, Society for Women’s Health Research
    • Individual Heroine: Lynette Spano, CEO and President, SCI Consulting
    • AFCEA International Government Heroine: Sandy Peavy, Assistant Director/CIO, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, DHS
    • Corporate Heroine: Dawn Halfaker, President & CEO, Halfaker & Associates, LLC
    • Lifetime Achievement Heroines: Anne Altman, General Manager, Global Public Sector, IBM Corporation and Lynda Mann, Vice President, Performance Solutions (AOC), Co-Founder & President of the Board (The YouthQuest Foundation)


    The 2012 Heroines in Technology finalists:

    • Anne Altman, general manager, Global Public Sector, IBM Corporation
    • Crystal Cavalier, special assistant to the chief of staff, government agency
    • Sarah Chu, project coordinator, Society for Women’s Health Research
    • Belinda Coleman, president, The Coleman Group, Inc.
    • Lynn DeCourcey, vice president and general manager, Cyber Security, NJVC
    • Bev Godwin, Director, federal citizen information Center, government agency
    • Dawn Halfaker, president & chief executive officer, Halfaker & Associates, LLC
    • Kerry Hancock, business development manager, Convergence Technology Consulting
    • Lisa Kazor, chief executive officer & president, Savantage Solutions
    • Lynda Mann, vice president, Performance Solutions (AOC) and co-founder & president of the board (YouthQuest), AOC Solutions, Inc. and The YouthQuest Foundation
    • Sandy Peavy, assistant director/Chief information officer, government agency
    • Kristi Powlovich, senior information assurance analyst, US Army, PEO EIS
    • Lynette Spano, chief executive officer & president, SCI Consulting
    • Pamela Thornton, principal healthcare advisor, The MITRE Corporation
    • Amanda  Tiede, vice president, Cassidy Turley
    • Alison Wittich, marketing strategy & analysis associate, Sapient

    View Past HIT winners (PDF)

    Key Dates
    Interviews conducted: September 2012
    Presentation night: November 9, 2012 (winners will be announced)

    AFCEA NOVA is the event partner for Heroines in Technology. It is the largest chapter of AFCEA International, a nonprofit professional association that represents the top government, industry and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, software, information systems, imaging and multi-media. Learn more about AFCEA membership.

    Several sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. For more information, please contact Marissa Nihill at (571) 257-2305 or mnihill@marchofdimes.com.


    view photos of this event please visit our Facebook page  or to become a fan of the Maryland National Capital Area Chapter on Facebook click here

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