Women in Technology Opens Nominations for 15th Annual Leadership Awards

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Organization Introduces New Award to Honor a Woman Who has Developed or Commercialized Technology Products; Offers Free Webinar to Guide Applicants to a Winning Nomination

Women in Technology (WITSM), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community, today announced the call for nominations for the 15th Annual Leadership Awards. This year debuts the category “Innovative Technology,” which will honor a woman who has developed or commercialized technology products. Nominations will be accepted until December 20, 2013.

The annual awards program honors leading female professionals living in the Washington, D.C. metro area who bring a unique vision and talent in the technology arena along with a passion for mentoring future leaders and supporting their community. Both WIT members and non-members are eligible for nominations and winners will be announced at the Leadership Awards Banquet on April 3, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Va.

This year, WIT introduces its free webinar, “How to draft a winning nomination,” which will be held on December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm EST. Registration is available at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/943016384

Including the new award, Innovative Technology, WIT is accepting nominations in the following categories:

  •     Corporate – Private Sector (Large and Small)
  •     Corporate – Public Sector (Large and Small)
  •     Entrepreneur
  •     Government
  •     Social Impact IT
  •     Unsung Hero
  •     Rising Star
  •     Women in Technology Champion

"Women in Technology's Leadership Awards program recognizes and salutes women who make a difference in the technology industry,” stated Phyllis Kolmus, president, WIT. “As the premier professional association for women in technology, celebrating our 20th anniversary, we believe it is more important than ever to celebrate the accomplishments of women who are leading the way to success."

For more information on the awards, including submission guidelines and sponsor details, please visit http://www.womenintechnology.org/career-development/wit-leadership-awards-0.

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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