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Three women who pioneered the journey to high performance in the public sector were honored Jan. 17 at the third-annual Accenture Government Women's Leadership Awards and Tea, held at the Four Season Hotel in Washington.

Left to right: Kathleen Matthews, local news anchor for WJLA-TV and the event host; Katharine Gebbie, director of the physics laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Government Visionary Award Winner); Helen Greiner, chairman and co-founder of iRobot Corp. (Small Business Icon Award Winner); Robin Ware, manager of business service network integration for the U.S. Postal Service (Government Rising Leader Award Winner); and Gayle Nix, executive director with Accenture's Government group.

Photo courtesy of AccentureNoel Fahey, Ireland's ambassador to the United States, and more than 70 government and industry executives attended a reception to open Cúram Software's new North American headquarters in Herndon, Va., Jan. 17. The celebration also marked Cúram's growth in 2005, reaching a total of 400 employees.

Left to right: Ronan Rooney, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cúram Software Ltd.; H.E. Noel Fahey, ambassador of Ireland to the United States; John Hearne, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cúram Software. Here, Rooney and Hearne present Ambassador Fahey with an Irish drum, called a bodhran.

Photo courtesy of O'Keefe & Company

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