Here are the tech leaders being honored at the 2019 DCFemTech Awards - DC


May 24, 2019 10:07 am

Here are the tech leaders being honored at the 2019 DCFemTech Awards

The consortium of organizations supporting women in tech is awarding 49 women and nonbinary individuals who are coders, designers and data scientists at its annual DCFemTech Awards on June 17.
DCFemTech’s annual awards are coming up on June 17.

DCFemTech's annual awards are coming up on June 17.

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Congratulations are in order for the 49 recipients being honored at the fifth annual DCFemTech Awards.

DCFemTech is a coalition of women leaders aimed at amplifying the efforts of women in tech organizations. The group hosts an annual event to recognize the accomplishments of women and nonbinary individuals who are coders, designers and data scientists.

“While D.C. is ahead of the curve with the community and resources available for women in technology, efforts like this will only continue to make D.C. a more welcoming and inclusive environment for future innovation,” DC Government CTO Lindsey Parker said in a statement.

The 49 awardees were selected from a pool of 704 nominations, showing a nearly 80 percent increase in nominations from two years prior, DCFemTech reported. A committee of 45 judges comprised of engineers, designers, data scientists and executives were split across the three categories to select the recipients. DCFemTech reported that the finalists ranked in the top 15 percent of their categories.

The organization is honoring this year’s award recipients on June 17 at The Hamilton Live.

The 2019 DCFemTech Award recipients are:


  • Eliza Aierstuck, Pivotal Labs
  • Laura Beaufort, Federal Election Commission
  • Stella Rose Biderman, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Rachel Brown, Capital One
  • Linda Chiang, Appian
  • Jennifer Doughty,
  • Rae Gaines, Threespot
  • Paula Gearon, Cisco Systems
  • Mary Griffus, Radiant Solutions
  • Nara Kasbergen, NPR
  • Jessica Kelly, Urban Institute
  • Lindsey Kopacz , Barquin Solutions
  • Audrey Kubetin, Mariana Tek
  • Chloé Powell, Crowdskout
  • Summer Rankin , Booz Allen Hamilton
  • JC Remick, Social Tables
  • Awalin Sopan, FireEye, Inc.
  • Rekha Tenjarla, The Atlantic
  • Meg Viar, Nomadic Learning
  • Zhuangfang NaNa Yi, Development Seed


  • Abby Aker, The Washington Post
  • Marie Claire Andrea, TEkSystems
  • Kimberly Arias, Pew Research Center
  • Ashleigh Axios, Automattic
  • Radhika Bhatt, Fjord
  • Nina Bianchi, Centers of Excellence – General Services Administration
  • Clarice Chan, Presidential Innovation Fellow
  • Liz Rose Chmela, Made x We
  • Meag Doherty, U.Group
  • Lauryn Fantano, United States Digital Service
  • Shavini Evendri Fernando, OxiWear
  • Jessica Hall, 3Pillar Global
  • Wilsar Johnson, US Senate
  • Vanessa King, Fjord
  • Ramla Mahmood, Vox Media
  • Kate McCall-Kiley, US Census Bureau
  • Kim Nguyen, Compass
  • T. Annie Nguyen, United States Digital Service
  • Xena Ni , Nava PBC


  • Erica Blom, Urban Institute
  • Rosie Cima, E W Scripps
  • Madeleine Gleave, Nithio
  • Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland College Park
  • Minkyung Kang, Aquicore
  • Sian Lewis, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brianna McGowan, ItsHospitality
  • Hope McIntyre, Storyblocks
  • Kelly O’Briant, RStudio
  • Anna Petrone, Mapbox


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