The women named as Heroines are women business owners and leaders who devote their energy to charities of choice to better their communities. We highlight their accomplishments because they have successfully balanced career and community, many while supporting their families and friends. The winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on November 12, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va.
The 2010 Heroines in Technology finalists include:
• Courtney Banks, Chief Executive Officer, National Security Associates Worldwide
• Theresa Carlson, Vice President, Microsoft Federal, Microsoft Corporation
• Deborah Diaz, Deputy Chief Information Officer, NASA
• Ivette Falto-Heck, Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin
• Shana Folk, Senior Manager of Recruitment, Harris IT Services
• Linda Gooden, Executive Vice President of Information Systems & Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin
• Jennifer Kyle, Assistant Vice President, Cyber Business Development & Capture, SAIC
• Nesha Lopez, Systems Analyst, Femme Comp, Inc.
• Shanell Nero, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
• Alisha Poland, Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development, Infinity Technology, LLC
• Brigadier General N. Lee Price, United States Army
• Anne Reed, President and Chief Executive Offices, ASI Government
• Dale Ryan, Staff Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin
• Christine Schaefer, Vice President of Marketing, DLT Solutions
• Melissa Shields, Project Manager, Fannie Mae
• Sally Turner, Strategic Partnerships, CGI Federal
Nominees were submitted from all segments of the technology community in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia including government, not-for-profit and commercial organizations.
AFCEA NOVA is the new event partner for Heroines in Technology. It is the largest chapter of AFCEA International, a nonprofit professional association that represents the top government, industry and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, software, information systems, imaging and multi-media.
“AFCEA NOVA is proud to help honor the women who have contributed to the field of technology, and are especially pleased to sponsor a new award that gives special recognition to outstanding women in the government sector,” said Bill Stewart, AFCEA NOVA President and Business Development Manager at MarkLogic.