Women In Technology Announces Winners of 15th Annual Leadership Awards

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Organization Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Empowering Women in the Technology Industry

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 winners of the 15th annual Leadership Awards. The awards honor leading female professionals who have excelled as mentors, exemplified unique vision as well as embodying the WIT mission. Winners were celebrated at the Leadership Awards Banquet on April 3, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va.

Winners were recognized in the following categories:

  • Corporate: Private Sector Large Business: Lisa Hook, Neustar
  • Corporate: Private Sector Small Business: Carol Cornman, PRISM Inc.
  • Corporate: Public Sector Large Business: Elaine Turville, Accenture Federal Services
  • Corporate: Public Small Business: Maria Canfora, Cvent
  • Entrepreneur: Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran, Ampcus Inc.
  • Government: Kim Robson, NGA
  • Innovative Technology: Alice Fakir, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Rising Star: Mari Spyker, Blackstone Technology Group
  • Social Impact IT: Dr. Jandelyn Plane, University of Maryland
  • Unsung Hero: Susan Burke, Freddie Mac
  • WIT Champion: Denise Hart, O2 Lab Inc.
  • Founders Award: Valerie W. Perlowitz, Founding Partner, International Holding Company LLC
  • President’s Award: Kathy Furlong, LexisNexis and Donna Kilbourn, Unanet Technologies

The Women on Boards Leadership Award was presented to Lockheed Martin. The award was accepted by Sondra L. Barbour, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business area and an officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.    

“WIT is pleased to shine a spotlight on this year’s very deserving Leadership Award finalists and winners. These women demonstrate proven commitment, talent and success in the technology industry and a willingness to lend a hand to those striving to follow in their footsteps,” said Phyllis Kolmus, President, WIT. “It’s because of these women and the amazing volunteers in our organization that WIT is able and proud to celebrate 20 years as a resource to women to support both personal and professional achievements as well as help drive the success of our region’s thriving technology community.”

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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