Woman's Appreciation Event 2021


Women in Space

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT


Keynote by Lt Gen Nina Armagno, Director of Staff, HQ, United States Space Force


Women in AFCEA's eighth Women's Appreciation Event was held during the virtual AFCEA/USNI WEST conference. This is the first time the event was held as a virtual forum.

Sponsored in part by Walker and Associates and Ciena Corporation, the event kicked off with a keynote speech by Lieutenant General Nina Armagno, Director of Staff, HQ, United States Space Force. Lt Gen Armagno shared stories about her career journey and insight on the importance of leadership skills. View a post-event interview with Lt Gen Armagno. 






LtGen Nina Armagno, USSF, Director of Staff, HQ, United States Space Force

The Women’s Appreciation Awards were presented to the following award winners for 2021 for their leadership roles in mentoring, supporting and advocating for women in a professional capacity:

Hillary Boyce, IntellecTechs, Inc.

Cindy Heflin, C5T Corporation

Brandi Pickett, Ingalls Information Security

Laura Pope, Stellar Solutions, Inc.

Karen Lopez Rolirad, Alamo Chapter

Maria Dolores Santos, Isocmonitoreo CIA Ltda

Juliana Vida, Splunk


Check out the women's appreciation event held in 2020.



AFCEA thanks the following

for their generous support of the 2021 Women's Appreciation Event


Platinum Sponsors






Individual Sponsor


Cynthia Pacheco