Women in Technology Announces 17th Annual Leadership Award Winners

WIT President Lisa Dezzutti, Kay Kapoor and event emcee Maureen Bunyan of ABC7, WJLA at the WIT 17th Annual Leadership Awards

From left: WIT President Lisa Dezzutti, AT&T Global Business’ Kay Kapoor and event emcee Maureen Bunyan of ABC7, WJLA at the WIT 17th Annual Leadership Awards

Women in Technology (WIT) hosted its 17th Annual Leadership Awards May 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston 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,” WIT President Lisa Dezzutti said. “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., Dept. 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 – Cmdr. Amy Grable, Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command

WIT’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 — or 37.5 percent — are women, which is 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,” ICF International Executive Vice President Ellen Glover said. “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,” WIT’s Leadership Foundry Chairwoman Julie Bloecher said. The Foundry identifies and trains women for corporate board opportunities.


Related: SAVE THE DATE: Women in Technology Leadership Awards, May 19, 2016


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