You are cordially invited to
Heroines of Washington

DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2016  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
ADDRESS: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102


Heroines of Washington is one of Washington’s most unique events, recognizing and honoring women in the D.C. Metro Area for their dedication to community service. Formerly Heroines in Technology, in response to the growing demand from our community, the March of Dimes has expanded this gala to honor women for their community service in various industries. Since 2001 the March of Dimes has honored 93 “heroines” and raised more than $2.4 million to make sure one day all babies are born full term and healthy. Guests include directors, CEOs and other high-level individuals from local corporations and government agencies.

Former Heroine Testimonials

At the gala, the March of Dimes will recognize the finalists and announce the Heroine award winners in the following categories (click on each category to view 2015 finalist videos):

-Healthcare Heroine Award sponsored by Optum

-Professional Services Heroine Award sponsored by Middleburg Wealth Management

-Public Sector Heroine Award Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

-Real Estate Heroine Award Sponsored by Womble Carlyle

-Technology Heroines Award sponsored by Vencore

-Rising Heroine Award 

-Lifetime Heroine Award

View 2015 event photos and a list of previous "Heroines." For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kate Leib at (571) 257-2309 or kleib@marchofdimes.org.

In addition to the sponsors below, we would like to thank our media partners: Fairfax Woman Magazine, The Umbrella Syndicate, DC Magazine and WTOP.


Co-chairs: Dondi Saunders, The Merito Group & Jeana Foster of Pivotal Moments

                                            Congratulations to our 2016 Heroines of Washington Finalists!
  • Marnell Small, Bellamy Management Services
  • Karen Garvin, AHT Insurance
  • Leigh Ann Schultz, formerly of MorganFranklin Consulting
  • Sharnikya Howard, Probity, Inc.
  • Lakshmi Meyyappan, Macedon Technologies
  • Gail Schnell, Schnell-Tech Solutions, LLC
  • Autumn Williams, INOVA Health Systems
  • Asma Chaudhary, Vencore
  • Elaine Turville, Accenture
  • Diane Miller, Northrop Grumman
  • Beverly Allen, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Jennifer Ueberhorst Phipps, Office of Supervisor John Foust
  • Amy Caro, Northrop Grumman
  • Karen Singer, Formerly of Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Diane Burch, Vencore
  • Susan Young, RE/MAX Allegiance
  • Renee Weir, Serten Advisors, LLC
  • Amy Kaufman Brendler, Tishman Speyer
  • Maureen Riordan, U.S. Department of Justice