WIT honors good deeds, while performing one

Women in Technology and the March of Dimes honored on-the-job leadership and community service recently at a gala event that itself did some good.

The Heroines in Technology Awards, which recognize women and businesses who combine technology and philanthropic work, were presented at an event in Alexandria, Va., that raised $106,000 for the March of Dimes.

Among the individual winners were Dr. Ivona Askentijevich and Dr. Rahaela Goldbach Mansky, a staff scientist and staff clinician, respectively, at the National Institutes of Health.
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Also receiving individual awards were Lou Anne Brossman of Juniper Networks Inc. and Ruth Yankoupe of Nextel Communications Inc. SiloSmashers Inc. won the corporate award.

Bobbie Kilberg, president of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, won WIT's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kilberg displays her plaque after being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beth Joselyn, left, executive director of the March of Dimes, and Karoline Hurd, the organization's Northern Virginia director, work the March of Dimes table during the gala.
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Maureen Bunyan, news anchor with the ABC TV affiliate in Washington, hosts the ceremonies.

Karla Hunt of the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency bids on a wagonload of toys, part of a fund-raising silent auction.

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