Technology Leader: Dawn Halfaker recognized as finalist for the Women in Technology Leadership Award

Fairfax, VA—CEO, Dawn Halfaker, has worked hard to position Halfaker as a technology-driven and agile organization. Her efforts are turning heads in the DC area and she was recently recognized as a finalist for the 13th Annual Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership Awards. WIT is the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, DC area technology community. The awards honor leading female professionals working in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area who have exemplified unique vision and talent in the technology industry during the previous year.

Upon being notified of her nomination, Dawn commented, “I am honored to be recognized for our efforts to be a leader in the technology field. Our team has worked hard to become highly-agile and technology driven.”

Halfaker believes the next wave of growth opportunities will come to those companies who remain highly-agile and create value for their clients by integrating innovation to deliver results with lasting value. Halfaker is working to capture this market by focusing on individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, collaborating with customers over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan. To ensure her clients have access to cutting-edge technologies and best practices, her team recently developed an Innovation Center to inspire a culture of continuous learning and leverage innovation across the company. The Innovation Center encourages collaboration amongst a community of thought leaders through shared methodologies, research, insights and best practices.

Recognized as an entrepreneur finalist, Dawn is joined by other esteemed women including: Kathy Albarado of Helios, HR; Louisa Jaffe of TAPE, LLC; Lindsey Mask of Global Vision Communications; Rosemary McDowell of Rosemary McDowell International; and Prathiba Ramadoss of Business Integra.

“This year, we received many excellent submissions from women all around the Washington, D.C. area,” said Kelly Harman, President, WIT. “It was difficult to choose just a few outstanding women, but these finalists demonstrate what we define as a leader – knowledgeable, active participant in their business and community, and a respected mentor. Congratulations to all of the finalists.”

Women in Technology will announce the winners at the Leadership Awards Banquet on May 17th at the McLean Hilton, Tyson’s Corner. Maureen Bunyan, television journalist and lead co-anchor for WJLA-TV ABC-7 News, will be hosting the awards ceremony.

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