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Women in Technology Announces Finalists for 21st Annual Leadership Awards


Women in Technology (WIT), the premier professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia technology community, today announced the finalists for the 21st Annual Leadership Awards. This annual awards program identifies, recognizes and celebrates female professionals who are leaders in the technology field and bring a unique vision and talent to the industry.

The finalists for the 21st Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards are as follows:
Corporate Large-Market Sector
Corporate Mid-Market Sector
Corporate Small-Market Sector
Government and Defense
Rising Star
Small Business/Entrepreneur
STEM Leadership
Unsung Hero
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DC, Maryland, Virginia attorneys general join suit against food stamp limitations

Attorneys general in the region have joined a lawsuit filed by 14 states, D.C. and New York City against President Donald Trump’s administration in an effort to protect food stamp benefits for the unemployed.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined his counterparts in D.C. and Virginia in filing the suit, which challenges the U.S. Agriculture Department change that will limit each jurisdiction’s ability to extend food stamp benefits beyond a three-month period for some adults.
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The Morgridge Acceleration Program (MAP) Fellowship matches emerging leaders with non-profits looking to create long-term and positive impact, while developing professional skill sets and networks. The MAP Fellowship’s unique alchemy is its focus on experiential co-learning to empower strategic growth. Harnessing the passion of non-profit work, the program cultivates tomorrow’s leaders, challenging them to think differently, work strategically, and innovate solutions.

Philanthropy is in a cultural moment of power-reckoning; The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project offers a clear next step

The Headwaters Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and The Whitman Institute announce the launch of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, a five-year, peer-to-peer funder initiative with the goal of bringing greater vulnerability, transparency, and humility to philanthropy.

“Philanthropy is operating in a wider social context where economic and environmental inequities are rapidly accelerating—with poor, indigenous, migrant, trans, and black communities bearing the brunt. Do we have the courage and humility to see how philanthropy might be perpetuating these problems even as we fund to alleviate them? Instead of clinging to what we can control, we can meet this overwhelmingly complex moment with curiosity, openness, and a willingness to adapt.” — Pia Infante
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