There has never been a more exciting time for the tech community here in the nation's capital.  And a new generation of women founders, investors, influencers, and executives has emerged to energize this growing community in new and impactful ways.  On February 18, we'll honor 40 of these women and recognize the great talent and energy they contribute.  Come meet them and enjoy two hours of music, food, drink, and great networking with movers and shakers from Washington's tech & business community.

2016 TREnding 40
THE New Power Women of DC Tech 

Katie Blot, Blackboard
Kaylyn Gibilterra, Capital One
Stephanie Hay, Capital One
Katherine Ferguson, Cooley
Lucie Leblois,Crumbdrop
Archana Vemulapalli, DC Government
Sibyl Edwards, DC Innovates
Natalie Buford-Young, Deloitte
Holly Kortright, Ellucian
Ellen Patterson, EverFi
Susan Tynan, Framebridge
Giadha DeCarcer, Frontier Financials
Dale Pfeifer, GoodWorld
Amelia Friedman, Hatch
Shannon Turner, Hear Me Code
Kate Glantz,
Juliana Heitz, Ideaventions
Patty Donnelly, Inovalon
Brandi Suttles, LifeFuels
Jackie Kazil, Capital One
Carolyn Parent, LiveSafe
Bonnie Bogle, Mapbox
Shally Venugopal, Myolo
Kate Barrett, New Enterprise Associates
Dayna Grayson, New Enterprise Associates
Eryn Lampe, New Atlantic Ventures
Jenn Gustetic, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House
Sara CapraVeronica Eklund, Orate
Ximena Hartsock, Phone2Action
Meredith Balenske, Revolution
Amber Wason, Riide
Serene Al-Momen, Senseware
Elise Whang, SnobSwap
Emily Rasowsky, Social Driver
Jacqueline Peterson, SoundExchange
Allyson Kapin, The Women Startup Challenge
Michele Perry, ThreatConnect
Roselle Safran, Uplevel Security
Stephanie Nguyen, US Digital Service, The White House
Ally Palanzi, Vox Media

Event Co-Chairs

Shana Glenzer

Lisa Throckmorton

Event Hosts

Doug Anderson, GEN Z
Gary Roberts, Cabot Consultants
Geoff Orazem, Eastern Foundry
Elizabeth Shea, SpeakerBox
Tania Anderson, Bisnow Media
Colleen Yuschak, Navigant
Erin Horne McKinney, Digital DC
Bob London, LondonINK
Steve Burman, Jones Lang LaSalle


Angie Fox, Crystal City BID
Mitchell Schear, Vornado/Charles E Smith
Tom Berray, Cabot Consultants
Andrew Chang, Eastern Foundry
Kahle Perez, Vantage Benefits Group
Mara Olguin, Vornado/Charles E Smith
Janalyn Schreiber, Navigant
Jay Farmer, Jones Lang LaSalle

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Live Music, Open Bar and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

1776-Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 1000
Crystal City, Virginia


Free Parking in Crystal Drive Garage
Metro: Crystal City Station


Attire: Business Casual 

Regular Registration


Proceeds to benefit the GEN*Z Scholarship Fund



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