Several leading female professionals were honored at the 13th Annual Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Awards Banquet in Tyson’s Corner on May 17.
The women celebrated were chosen for excellence as mentors, unique vision, and talent in the technology industry.
“WIT recognizes these women for their excellent leadership, knowledge in the industry, and mentorship at local, national and global level,” said WIT President Kelly Harman.
Award recipients included:
Private (Large): Barbara Doornink, SAIC
Private (Small): Sharon D. Nelson, Esq, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Public Sector (Large): Susan Zeleniak, Verizon
Public Sector (Small): Christine Do, Soft Tech Consulting, Inc.
Global Impact: Dr. Homaira Akbari, SkyBitz
Entrepreneur: Kathy Albarado, Helios HR
Government: Janice M. Hamby, DOD, Office of the CIO
Education IT: Kelli Campbell, Discovery Education
Health IT: Sharon Gaheen, SAIC
Unsung Hero: Lisa Bethel, Booz Allen Hamilton
Rising Star: Erica Salinas, CSC
WIT Champion: Denise Hart, O2 Lab, Inc.
WIT President’s Award: Jane Maliszewski, ISKA; Piper Conrad, PKC Consulting
WIT has nearly 1,000 members in the Washington, DC area and strives to empower women to be architects of change in the technology industry.