April 18, 2013

DONNA RICE HUGHES A FINALIST FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
 

Awards Program Honors Professional Women in the Washington, D.C. Area for their Extraordinary Leadership, Talent and Mentorship in the Technology Community Reston, Va.- April 18, 2013- Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a national not for profit organization whose mission is to make the Internet safer for women and families today announced that Donna Rice Hughes, CEO and President of EIE, has been selected as a finalist for Women In Technology’s 14th Annual Leadership Awards. Donna is a finalist in the Social Impact category which honors a woman who is using or developing technology to make an impact in the world locally, nationally or globally. The awards program honors professional women working in the Greater Washington, D.C. region who have exemplified unique vision, inspirational leadership and mentorship in the technology industry. “This year we received many outstanding competitive submissions, but these finalists are true leaders in the industry,” said Nancy Lamberton, President, Women In Technology (WIT). “These women are not only leaders for their innovation, vision and successful business results, but also serve as role models and mentors to the next generation of professionals. We want to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding work in the technology industry.” Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough Is Enough® (EIE), is an internationally known Internet safety expert, author, and speaker. She has led EIE’s Internet safety efforts since 1994 as an early pioneer to make the Internet safer for children and families. Under her leadership and vision, EIE created the Internet Safety 101SM℠ program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. She is also the executive producer, and host of the two time Telly award winning Internet Safety 101SM ℠ DVD series which recently aired as a three part television series on Virginia PBS stations. Donna has been a featured guest on Dateline, The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Oprah and 20/20, having given more than 4,000 media interviews in her career on the frontlines to protect children in the digital age. “It is truly an honor to be selected as a finalist for the prestigious Women in Technology Leadership awards. The women who comprise the list of finalists are beyond impressive and I am humbled to be in their company,” said Donna Rice Hughes. WIT will announce the winners at the Leadership Awards Banquet tonight, April 18, 2013 at Reston Hyatt in Reston, Va. For additional information on the Leadership Awards, please visit: http://www.womenintechnology.org/node/382 About Women in Technology Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit, www.womenintechnology.org or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen). About Enough Is Enough® Enough Is Enough®®(EIE) is a 501(c)3 national, non-partisan non-profit with a mission to make the Internet safer for children and families by advancing solutions that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology and the law. The Internet Safety 101SM® multimedia program is EIE’s cornerstone educational program created to prevent Internet-initiated crimes against children through educating, equipping and empowering parents, educators and caring adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from online p*rnography, sexual predators and cyberbullies , as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices. Contacts: For Women in Technology: Jayna Kliner, Welz & Weisel Communications 703-218-3555 jayna@w2comm.com For Enough Is Enough®: Lillian Schoeppler Office: 703-476-7890, Cell: 646-201-2050 lillians@enough.org