Female technology leaders will be honored at the 10th annual Heroines in Technology in recognition of their efforts and achievements in serving and helping their communities.
The black-tie gala will be held Nov. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Va., and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, live band, dancing and live and silent auctions. March of Dimes is organizing the event with AFCEA NOVA.
Keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Betty Spence, president of National Association for Female Executives, who previously served as vice president of communications at Catalyst. In her role there, she wrote Be Your Own Mentor, which compiles advice from corporate women on how make career advancements.
Among the 15 finalists are: Teresa Carlson, vice president, Microsoft Federal; Jennifer Kyle, assistant vice president of cyber business development and capture, SAIC; Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin; Christine Schaefer, vice president of marketing, DLT Solutions; and Shana Folk, senior manager of recruitment, Harris IT Services.
Finalists will be recognized and winners announced in the following categories: Rising Heroine, Individual Heroine, NVTC Corporate Heroine, AFCEA International Government Heroine, and Lifetime Achievement Heroine.