March of Dimes Announces Winners for 23rd Annual Heroines of Washington Awards

By: March of Dimes
ARLINGTON, Va. - Nov. 13, 2023 - PRLog -- Last night, March of Dimes ( announced the winners for its 23rd Annual Heroines of Washington Awards, ( which honors women in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for their dedication to volunteer work in addition to their success in their professional careers.

The 2023 Heroines of Washington Award winners are:
Corporate Heroine — Amy Gilliland, President, General Dynamics Information Technology
Healthcare Heroine — Debbie Miller, USP
Lifetime Achievement Heroine — Carrie Brown, ASRC Federal
Professional Services Heroine — Helen Yi, AIPAC
Public Sector Heroine — Holly Roberts, Booz Allen Hamilton
Real Estate Heroine — lisa wise, Flock DC
Rising Star Heroine — Emily Zankman Basile, M&T Bank
Technology Heroine — Valerie Mansfield, Peraton

"Thank you to all our finalists, sponsors, attendees and the March of Dimes team for yet another successful Heroines of Washington Awards gala," said Holly McKenzie, partner at PwC and co-chair for this year's event. "Each year, I'm astonished by the unwavering dedication to community service and professional excellence that our Heroines display. It's an honor to be able to spotlight them and the causes they support."

This year's event raised $510,000 to fund programs, research, community services, education and advocacy that support the March of Dimes mission — to lead the fight for the health and wellness of all mothers and babies. Since 2001, the Heroines of Washington Awards have raised over $4.9 million and honored 151 Heroines.

To celebrate the finalists and award recipients, the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards gala took place on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. This year's gala sponsors were ASRC Federal, ManTech, PwC, MITRE, M&T Bank, Carahsoft, KPMG, Guidehouse, GDIT and iHeartRadio. The gala's attendees included leaders from local businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions.

For more information about the Heroines of Washington Awards, please visit: (

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 85-year legacy, we support every pregnant person and every family. To learn more about March of Dimes, please visit

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