Press release

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

Sponsored by Businesswire

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,
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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.
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