Who are the market's top women leaders?

Women in Technology have announced the finalists for the organization’s 16th annual Leadership Awards.

The Women in Technology Leadership Awards aim to identify, recognize, and celebrate female professionals who are leaders in the technology field, the organization said in a press release.

The finalists are:

Corporate Private Sector (Large and Small)
•    Patrice D’Eramo—Cisco
•    Jodi Huston—Phase One Consulting LLC
•    Julie T Yu—IBM Watson Implementations

Corporate Public Sector (Large and Small)
•    Rebecca M. Cowen—Hirsch—Immarsat, Inc. US Government Business Unit
•    Marilyn Crouther—Hewlett-Packard
•    Lara Rivera Lopez, PMP—CSC NES Solutions - Citizen Services Enablement Consulting

•    Sarah E. Nutter—George Mason University School of Business
•    Linda F. Powell—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
•    Teresa M. Salazar—United States Air Force
•    Robin A. Thomas—Headquarters Marine Corps, C4 Department

Rising Star
•    Sarah Chu—Sapient Government Services
•    Sabrina Hersi Issa—Be Bold Media
•    Jenny Madorsky—SRA

Small Business / Entrepreneur
•    Goldy Kamali—FedScoop
•    Vera Lichtenberg—Mason Game & Technology Academy
•    Sophia Parker—DSFederal, Inc.

Technical Excellence
•    Helen Brooks—Navy Federal Credit Union
•    Andrea Heithoff —Octo Consulting Group
•    Lang Ly—Appian

Unsung Hero
•    Mary Ellen Feltis—Science Applications International Corp.
•    Andrea Hall—CSC
•    Johanna Manalansan Loyola—Freddie Mac

The winner in each category will be announced April 23 at WIT's annual award gala Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Va.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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