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Top women executives in government contracting: A Conversation with ExecutiveBiz

Top women executives in government contracting: A Conversation with ExecutiveBiz - top government contractors - best government contracting event

When it comes to government contracting, women have arrived. Look at any major government contractor, and the proof's in their executive ranks. But that ascent hasn't come easily. It's involved its share of hard work, of course, as well as the task of balancing other life pursuits. Recently, ExecutiveBiz asked some of the Washington, D.C., area's top women executives one simple question: How'd you do it? Here, in their own words, they offer tips and insights about how they're contributing to an industry they describe as ever-changing and exciting, and how others “” regardless of gender or background “” can do the same.

teresa carlsonTeresa Carlson, vice president of Microsoft's US federal government business: “I think women were always here. We didn't have to arrive. The reality now is we're taking the driver's seat much more and taking on bigger and bigger challenges.“ Read more >>

cheryl janeyCheryl Janey, vice president of operations, Northrop Grumman's information systems sector’s civil systems division: “Being a female leader in government contracting is exciting. We've seen more and more females coming in on both the contractor's and government's side who have so much to contribute.“ Read more >>

judymarksJudy Marks, vice president of strategy and business development for Lockheed Martin‘s Electronic Systems business: “The whole federal contracting world offers everyone opportunities for leadership and contributions. There are so many talented people coming off today's campuses. I'm encouraged and I'm excited.“ Read more >>

mendler3Stacy Mendler, COO, Alion: “I really think the industry has changed and companies want women to perform and take on higher level positions. Companies want women to succeed and help drive growth.“ Read more >>

zimmermanSuzan Zimmerman, senior vice president of corporate development, QinetiQ North America: “The only glass ceiling is the one you put over your head. If you work hard, and people know you're interested in what you're doing, there is no glass ceiling.“ Read more >>

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