The 2013 Heroines in Technology Award Winners Are Announced Business Wire ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 12, 2013 The March of Dimes and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) announced the 2013 Heroines in Technology winners at the 13^th Annual Heroines in Technology® Awards Gala. Held November 8, 2013, the black-tie event honored the significant contributions of women in the technology community including government, nonprofit and commercial organizations for their outstanding commitment to community service. The 2013 Heroines in Technology winners include: *Rising Heroine: Juli Lawless, engineer manager, TASC Inc. *Individual Heroines: Ann Albright, senior systems analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton and Karen Newnam, senior federal channel marketing manager, EMC Corporation *AFCEA International Government Heroine: Dr. Tiffani Lash, health science policy officer, National Institutes of Health and co-founder Tea & Honey Blends *Corporate Heroines: LaKeshia Grant, CEO, Virtual Enterprises, LLC and Stephanie C. Hill, president, Lockheed Martin Informational Systems & Global Solutions Civil, Lockheed Martin *Lifetime Achievement Heroines: Shantel Nickerson, systems engineering manager, The SI Organization and Juliette Rizzo, deputy director, special projects, partnerships and events, U.S. Department of Education More than 375 guests enjoyed dinner, music and dancing in addition to the awards presentation. The event successfully raised more than $215,000 to support local March of Dimes programs around research, community services, education and advocacy to reduce the occurrence of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Since 2001, the event has raised over $1.5 million to support the March of Dimes mission of saving babies. View event photos in our Facebook Gallery www.facebook.com/marchofdimesmarylandmetrodc. To learn more about the event and view finalists videos, visit https://www.marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc/events/events_Heroines-in-Technology-2013.html. The Heroines in Technology 2013 Platinum Technology sponsor is Harris Corporation. Additional sponsors include AFCEA International, Berico Technologies, DC Magazine, Federal News Radio, FedScoop, IBM, Lockeed Martin, Sapient, and SmartCEO. 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 by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. 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 75^th 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: March of Dimes Michele Murphy-Hedrick, 571-257-2303 email@example.com
The 2013 Heroines in Technology Award Winners Are Announced
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