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20th Annual Leadership Awards
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, Virginia 22182

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Thursday, May 09, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Category: Leadership Awards

The Annual Leadership Awards are a highlight for WIT members and the larger DC technology community. Drawing 500+ attendees, the awards program honors women succeeding in their careers while also mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Cocktail Attire - Black Tie Optional

See the list of 2019 Leadership Awards Finalists!

6:00 - 6:45pm | Attendee Reception and Networking
6:45 - 9:00pm | Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Individual Tickets

Early Bird: Register by April 26th
WIT Member: $195.00
Non-Member: $245.00

Register from April 27th - May 3rd
WIT Member: $230.00
Non-Member: $280.00

Online Registration for This Event has Closed.
Please contact the WIT office if you are interested in registering to attend.

Where are They Now Panel

In double celebration of 25 years of Women in Technology (WIT) and 20 years of the Leadership Awards, during our awards program will will be hosting a panel highlighting previous Leadership Awards winners. This panel moderated by Maureen Bunyan, former ABC7 News Anchor.

These inspiring women will be speaking about what they have done in their careers and will be providing an update on where are they are now, as continuing with inspiration that there is “No One Path” to success.


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



For more information on the nomination process or general questions about the Leadership Awards, please email:

Kathi Hanrahan
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Zlatica Kraljevic
Vice Chair
[email protected]
Jessica Wieman
Vice Chair
[email protected]