Glenda Morgan has won the 10th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Award for "Rising Star."
Morgan, the Director of Technology and Learning Initiatives in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was presented with the award at a gala recently at the Hilton McLean in McLean, Va.
"I am tremendously honored to be in such great company," said Morgan. "The other nominees and winners in all categories were hugely impressive."
Women in Technology is the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the greater Washington, D.C., technology community. The awards program honors leading female professionals working in the metro area who have exemplified superior work in the technology industry over the previous year.
"Morgan is a diligent, thoughtful, hard working member of Mason's technology team," said Dean Jack Censer. "Her understanding of distance learning is balanced, innovative and deeply insightful. We are fortunate to have such a skilled and intellectually gifted colleague with whom to work."
The 2009 Leadership Awards program theme this year was "Changing the Face of Technology." The awards drew upon WIT's spirit to honor women who connect, lead and succeed in their professional endeavors and communities.
"Women in Technology's leadership awards recognize local trailblazers in the technology industry," said Sue Liblong, president of WIT. "We received a record number of excellent nominations this year and each winner was selected based on her outstanding achievements in her organizations and the community."
Winners were thoroughly reviewed and selected by the nominations council, which includes a WIT board member, the chair of the leadership awards committee, and two former leadership awards winners and local executives who are not members of WIT.
Women in Technology is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models. The organization's values are embodied in its tag line: Connect. Lead. Succeed. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members. For more information, please visit WIT's web site, www.womenintechnology.org.
June 04, 2009