Women in Technology Announces Winners of the 16th Annual Leadership Awards

Professional Women in the Washington, D.C. Technology Community Recognized for their Extraordinary Vision, Talent and Mentorship

FAIRFAX, Va. – April 23, 2015 – Women in Technology (WIT) announced the winners for the 16th Annual Leadership Awards at their event at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. Over 350 attendees gathered to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of WIT, its members and, more importantly, a set of extraordinary female leaders in the technology industry.

“While all of our finalists are incredibly talented, our winners have set a new precedent for success in the technology industry,” said WIT President Kellye Sheehan. “They are leaders and innovators, and they are breaking down barriers. Their talents and accomplishments serve as inspiration not only for women in technology careers, but for all women in the workforce.”

The winners of the 16th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards included:

  • Corporate Private Sector (Large and Small)—Patrice D’Eramo, Cisco
  • Corporate Public Sector (Large and Small)—Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat, Inc. US Government Business Unit
  • Government—Robin A. Thomas, Headquarters Marine Corps, C4 Department
  • Rising Star—Jenny Madorsky, SRA
  • Small Business / Entrepreneur—Sophia Parker, DSFederal, Inc.
  • Technical Excellence—Lang Ly, Appian
  • Unsung Hero—Andrea Hall, CSC
  • WIT Champion—Mary Ann Glueckert, WIT, Girls in Technology Committee
  • WIT President’s Award—Alison Gonzalez, WIT, Sales and Marketing Committee
  • Women on Boards Leadership Award WGL Holdings


“Our winners have raised the bar for what it means to be a strong leader in this day and age,” says Sheehan. “We can’t wait to see what they’re going to do next.”

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Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit http://www.womenintechnology.org/ or connect with us via: Facebook, Linkedlin or Twitter (@WITWomen).