Women In Technology Announces Winners for 13th Annual Leadership Awards

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Awards Honor Female Leaders for Their Professional Success and Personal Mentoring in the Technology Community

Women in Technology(WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community, announced the winners of the 13th Annual Women In Technology Leadership Awards. The awards honor leading female professionals who have excelled as mentors, exemplified unique vision and talent in the technology industry as well as embody the WIT mission. Winners were celebrated at the Leadership Awards Banquet on May 17, 2012 at The McLean Hilton, Tyson’s Corner.

Winners were recognized in the following categories:

  •     Private (Large): Barbara Doornink, SAIC    
  •     Private (Small): Sharon D. Nelson, Esq, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.                    
  •     Public Sector (Large): Susan Zeleniak, Verizon                        
  •     Public Sector (Small): Christine Do, Soft Tech Consulting, Inc.
  •     Global Impact: Dr. Homaira Akbari, SkyBitz                    
  •     Entrepreneur: Kathy Albarado, Helios HR                        
  •     Government: Janice M. Hamby, DOD, Office of the CIO                
  •     Education IT: Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education
  •     Health IT: Sharon Gaheen, SAIC                    
  •     Unsung Hero: Lisa Bethel, Booz Allen Hamilton                
  •     Rising Star: Erica Salinas, CSC                        
  •     WIT Champion: Denise Hart, O2 Lab, Inc.                        
  •     WIT President’s Award: Jane Maliszewski, ISKA; Piper Conrad, PKC Consulting            

“Technology evolves every award year and we are honored to celebrate female professionals for their dedication to current trends in the community,” said Kelly Harman, President, WIT. “WIT recognizes these women for their excellent leadership, knowledge in the industry, and mentorship at local, national and global levels. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners.”

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit, http://www.womenintechnology.org or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).

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