Written byDavid Stegon
The 2012 Heroines in Technology gala is scheduled for tomorrow at 6 p.m. EST at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner, Va.
Presented by AFCEA NOVA and March of Dimes, the gala recognizes and honors women in the technology community for their dedication to community service.
Since its inception, Heroines in Technology has honored 67 women and raised more than $1.4 million to support the March of Dimes.
The gala has attracted 350 to 400 guests in the past. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions. 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.
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