Nominations Open for Heroines in Technology 2013 Awards
Arlington, Va., April 16, 2013
The March of Dimes and AFCEA NOVA are now accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Heroines in Technology® awards program. The event honors the significant contributions of women in the technology industry who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service.
Nominations are open to women in all segments of the technology community including government, non-profit and commercial organizations in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The deadline to submit a nominee is July 12, 2013.
Finalists and winners will be selected in the following categories:
- Rising Heroine
- Individual Heroine
- Corporate Heroine
- AFCEA International Government Heroine
- Lifetime Achievement Heroine
The black-tie awards gala will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Proceeds from the event will support local March of Dimes programs of research, community services, education and advocacy. Since 2001, the event has raised over $1.4 million to support the March of Dimes mission of saving babies.
To nominate a heroine or learn more about the event and past winners, visit
Event sponsors include Harris Corporation, IBM, AFCEA International, DC Magazine and Federal News Radio. For more information about the event or on the nomination process, please contact Marissa Nihill at (571) 257-2305.
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
About AFCEA NOVA
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) is partnered with the March of Dimes in support of the Heroines in Technology awards program. AFCEA fosters an ethical dialogue between industry, government and academia on the effective use of technology.
Michele Murphy-Hedrick, March of Dimes, (571) 257-2303, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Frederick, Sapient, (703) 908-2488, email@example.com