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Karen S. Evans of US Cyber Challenge Receives March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Award

Kirsten Rohde presents the Sapient Public Sector Heroine Award to Karen Evans.

Kirsten Rohde presents the Sapient Public Sector Heroine Award to Karen Evans.

November 24, 2014 — National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge, Karen S. Evans, received an award for her dedication to community service at the March of Dimes 14th Annual Heroines of Washington® Gala. The awards program honors the significant contributions of women in the D.C. Metro Area who exemplify leadership in volunteerism. Ms. Evans and her fellow award recipients were announced at the black-tie event on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

“It is an honor to be awarded the Public Sector Heroine Award by the March of Dimes and Sapient,” stated Karen Evans. “I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the cybersecurity community as we endeavor to address the current workforce shortage as well as collaborating with other women leaders passionate about preparing young women for careers in technology.”

Karen Evans volunteers with U.S. Cyber Challenge to create programs designed to address the critical national shortage of cyber professionals and serves on the Board of Directors of WIT Education Foundation, whose mission is to prepare girls and young women for successful careers in STEM disciplines.  Ms. Evans was also the initiating chair and is still a member of the West Virginia University Business and Economic School’s MBA Advisory Board.

In addition to the awards presentation, the evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will support local the March of Dimes mission to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

Since 2001, Heroines of Washington (formerly Heroines in Technology) has honored 87 “Heroines” and has raised over $1.8 million to support March of Dimes programs including research, community services, education and advocacy to improve the health of babies.


About U.S. Cyber Challenge:

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of the Council on CyberSecurity, a 501(c)3 organization, and has the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation. Visit Us Online:


About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.