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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 101 “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.
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The 16th Annual March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Gala took place on November 15th, 2016. The following eight women were named award winners and an additional 11 finalists were recognized as well for their significant contributions and leadership in volunteer community service.
Congratulations to our 2016 Heroines of Washington award winners!
- Healthcare Heroine Award sponsored by Optum:
Beverly Allen, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
- Professional Services Heroine Award sponsored by Middleburg Wealth Management:
Marnell Small, Bellamy Management Services
- Public Sector Heroine Award sponsored by Northrop Grumman:
Maureen Riordan, Department of Justice
- Real Estate Heroine Award sponsored by Womble Carlyle:
Karen Singer, Formerly of Corporate Office Properties Trust
- Technology Heroine Award sponsored by Vencore:
Gail Schnell, Schnell-Tech Solutions, LLC
- Rising Heroine Award:
Asma Chaudhary, Vencore
Sharnikya Howard, Probity, Inc.
- Lifetime Heroine Award: Amy Caro, Northrop Grumman
To view photos of this years event please visit our Facebook page. Stay tuned for additional photos on this website and videos of our award recipients. For more information on the event, please contact Kate Leib at (571) 257-2309 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Thank you to our 2016 Co-chairs: Dondi Saunders, The Merito Group & Jeana Foster of Pivotal Moments
How we help
The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies.
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer
information and comfort to families.
We research the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and work on preventions. More