Women in Technology Announces Finalists for 23rd Annual Leadership Awards


FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization helping professional women succeed in the Washington, D.C. area tech community, announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Leadership Awards at a gala on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at Hyatt Regency in Reston.

The annual WIT Leadership Awards honored and celebrated professional women who have inspired their entrepreneurial, STEM, government and corporate industries with their achievements and outstanding contributions to the technology landscape.

“With the current uncertainties in this pandemic environment where women have been greatly impacted, it is critical that we recognize these DMV women leaders who have not only proven to be hugely successful in their field, but have given back to their communities and inspired the next generation,” said Cristine Gollayan, President of WIT. “These women make such a significant impact in their roles for their businesses, for the lives of others, and for those who will walk after them. We are thrilled to highlight on their work and to recognize them for their achievements.

The winners of the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards are:

Major Markets Companies

  • Elizabeth Porter – Leidos

Middle Market Business Sector

  • Leslie Minnix-Wolfe – ScienceLogic

Government and Defense

  • Maria Roat – Office of Management and Budget

Non-profit and academic

  • Tami Levin – Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

rising star

  • Jessica Maloney – Sev1Tech, LLC

Small business/entrepreneur

  • Julie Sciullo – Analysis of associations

STEM Directorate

  • Ruth Lampkin – GDI (General Dynamics Information Technology)

unsung hero

  • Sue (Susette) Rego – General Dynamics Mission Systems

The Leadership Foundry, a flagship WIT program created to prepare women for board positions, also presented its annual corporate leadership award to RLJ Lodging Trust. The Corporate Leadership Award recognizes local public companies that are making a difference when it comes to gender diversity on their board and management.

In addition to the winners above, this year’s WIT President’s Award went to Lisa Shea Mundt, Co-Owner and Founder of The Pulse of GovCon.

About Women in Tech

Women in Technology (WIT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance women in technology, from the classroom to the boardroom. With over 1,000 members in the Washington, DC area, WIT realizes its vision providing leadership development, technology education, networking and mentorship opportunities to women at all career levels and girls interested in STEM. For more information, visit: womenintechnology.org or contact us via Instagram @wit_washington_dc, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).


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