Women in AFCEA Event WEST 2015

















Featuring the Women in AFCEA Appreciation Award Ceremony

Shirley Adams

Vice President, General Dynamics Information Technology

Norma Corrales

Former Senior Director of the Educational Foundation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Senior Vice President, Inmarsat

Doreen Jakubcak

Educational Foundation Board of Directors

The theme of the event this year was “Women in Computing” and honoured in particular the late Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, USN and the Anita Borg Institute’s celebration of Grace Hopper and Women in Computing.

Barbara Gee, Vice President of Programs at the Anita Borg Institute was the keynote speaker at the event.  She tied the legacy of Grace Hopper to the advances that have been made for (and by) women in the computing field as we celebrated those women who laid the groundwork, and the women continuing to pave the way forward.

AFCEA International also presented its Womens Appreciation Awards at this event, recognizing and honouring AFCEA members (male or female) who have gone above and beyond to further the careers of women in numerous ways, including supporting their professional development; acting as a mentor; promoting STEM scholarships to female students; sponsoring or advocating for a promotion for highly-qualified female candidates; contributions to development of opportunities for females in the workforce, etc.

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous support of the 2015 Women's Appreciation event:

Premiere Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Small Business Sponsors




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