Women in Technology 20th Annual Leadership Awards Gala Features Expert Panel of Past Winners

Where Are They Now Panel Will Showcase Continuing Leadership Journeys

Falls Church, VA – May 1, 2019 – Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community today announced an addition to the upcoming 20th Annual Leadership Awards Gala: an expert panel of past awardees. The WIT Leadership Awards program honors highly successful women who have made mentoring the next generation of leaders in technology a significant component of their own success.  The full list of 2019 finalists can be found here.

In addition to recognizing the finalists and winners of the 2019 awards, this year’s Gala will feature a panel of previous award winners discussing learning moments, regrets, motivations, inspirations and advice for tomorrow’s leaders. Maureen Bunyan former DC-area news anchor and longtime emcee of the WIT Gala, will be the moderator of the panel featuring:

  • Deb Alderson, who won the Corporate Leadership Award in 2007 and is currently the CEO of GTL
  • Linda Jacksta, who won the Government Leadership Award in 2004 and is currently Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Ginger Lew, who won a Leadership Award in 2001 and is currently Managing Director at Cube Hydro Partners LLC
  • Toni Townes-Whitley, who won the President’s Award in 2006 and is currently President, U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft

“This panel of prior awardees have continued their outstanding professional achievements and commitments to developing future leaders in the technology industry,” said Margo Dunn, president of WIT. “We’re sure to be inspired by hearing about their ongoing leadership journeys.”

WIT will announce the winners at the Leadership Awards Gala on Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Sheraton Tysons Corner. For information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tables or individual tickets, please visit https://www.womenintechnology.org/leadership-awards and follow us on Twitter: @WITWomen, #WITLA19.

About Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology — from the classroom to the boardroom. With more than 1,000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT fulfills its vision by providing leadership development, technology education, networking, and mentoring opportunities for women at all levels of their careers and for girls interested in STEM. For more information, please visit: womenintechnology.org or connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter(@WITWomen).