Women in Technology Announces 17th Annual Leadership Award Winners

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Professional Women in the Washington, D.C. Technology Community
Recognized for Extraordinary Vision, Talent and Mentorship

FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women in Technology (WIT) this week showcased a stellar slate of
corporate, government and entrepreneurial talent across the Washington,
D.C. region as it honored women in a variety of roles and organizations
at the 17th Annual Leadership Awards. The event, held
Thursday night May 19th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA,
welcomed more than 500 attendees who gathered to recognize and celebrate
the accomplishments of women leading the way across the technology
industry.

“The women we honor this year represent unprecedented talent and
insight,” said Lisa Dezzutti, President of WIT. “From the finalists to
the winners, they are innovating and showing courage and an ability to
inspire us all. In one of the most exciting industries around, the
opportunity for women to lead with impact has never been greater.”

This year’s winners include:

  • Corporate Large Market Sector – Kay Kapoor, AT&T Global
    Business, Public Sector Solutions
  • Corporate Mid-Market Sector – Sonya Jain, eGlobalTech
  • Corporate – Small Market Sector – Carolyn Parent, LiveSafe
  • Government – Stephanie O’Sullivan, Office of the Director of
    National Intelligence
  • Rising Star – Camille A. Stewart, Esq., Department of Homeland
    Security
  • Small Business/Entrepreneur – Susan M. Evans, Evans Incorporated
  • Technical Leadership – Cathy Tilton, CSRA
  • Unsung Hero – Jenny Oh, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Women in Defense – Commander Amy Grable, Coast Guard
    Telecommunications and Information Systems Command

Women in Technology’s The Leadership Foundry also presented its annual
Corporate Leadership Award to ICF International, a company leading the
way in appointing women to its corporate board. Three of ICF’s eight
directors are women, which is 37.5%, well above the national and
regional average of public companies.

“I am honored to accept the Women in Technology Corporate Leadership
Award on behalf of ICF International,” said Ellen Glover, executive vice
president for ICF International. “ICF is focused on attracting and
retaining the very best talent available in the market regardless of
gender. More than one-third of our board of directors is comprised of
women. Additionally, five of ICF’s top executives are women. Having an
inclusive culture and a diverse staff allows us to deliver comprehensive
and effective professional services to our clients and gives us a
significant advantage over our competitors.”

“Research shows that corporations with at least one woman board director
have stronger financial results than corporations with none. ICF is
leading the way in appointing qualified women to join its ranks,” said
Julie Bloecher, Chair of WIT’s The Leadership Foundry, which identifies
and trains women for corporate board opportunities.

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,
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or Twitter (@WITWomen)
.

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