Date: October 7, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

Meet the Finalists (Invite Only)

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD


Date: May 26, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

2021 rvatech/Links

Date: April 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Location: Hermitage Country Club

Sponsor: TBD

Find your future in tech through our upcoming virtual career fair

May 26, 2021 • 2 PM to 6 PM • Hosted Virtually

Discover new opportunities for growth with some of the leading pioneers in the technology industry.


I'm a job seeker - what times are the hiring rooms open?

All hiring rooms will be live from 2-6 PM on May 26th.

Can I customize my hiring room?

Hiring rooms will be customized for the organization through logos, job postings, videos, and direct links to your website and social media outlets.

What can I view in my organization's "Interactive Hiring Room"?

•  Real-time visitors


•  Resumes


•  Applications


•  Live chat/video with candidates

I'm an Employer - how can we follow up with candidates?

All candidate activity while in hiring room is tracked and available to the organization.


Organizations are able to follow up with candidates by text, email or voicemail directly from the Premier platform.

Can I have multiple representatives for my organization?

Yes! Multiple representatives may be logged in to field candidate questions.

How will the company booths be organized?

Booths will be categorized by:


•  Tech Opportunities


•  Non-Tech Opportunities


•  Internships

Track #1: Drive with Data

Big Data



Track #2: Drive your Skills



Cyber Security

Track #3: Drive the Journey




The 2020 MLM Awards

The Margaret Lyn McDermid Awards recognize women technologists in the greater Richmond area. The awards program is named after Margaret Lyn McDermid who has had a direct impact on Central Virginia’s tech economy, Virginia’s image across the country, opportunities for women and young people in technology, and most especially our continued growth as an organization at RVATECH. Lyn should be an inspiration to any young person, and especially any woman, who has a desire to become a technologist.


Event Speakers

Christina Hollingsworth

VP, Information Technology

Hamilton Beach

Courtney Rowell

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Leader

Thomson Reuters

Elaine Cheng

VP and Chief Information Officer


Emma MacMullan

Cyber Intelligence Analyst

Federal Reserve

Jimma Elliot-Stevens

Chief Privacy Officer

Thomson Reuters

Johanna “Jojo” Leasiolagi

Senior Technical Advisor

Defense Intelligence Agency

Katia Mastropas

Senior Data Scientist

James River Insurance

Lauren Hill

Product Lead

Capital One

Mary Glerum

Director of Product Management


Megan Overton

Product Management Consultant

The Mom Project

Santhi Sridharan

Head of Engineering, Open Source Office

Capital One

Sara Demeria

VP, Business Information Security Officer

Federal Reserve

Teresa Washburn

Senior Manager, User Experience Design


Crystal Harris

Agile Transformation Coach


Karen Rodd

Agile Transformation Coach


LaLisha Hurt

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer


Tanya Madison

Chief Privacy Officer

Aristocrat Technologies

Charlene Mowery

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Red Hat

Viji Natarajan

Enterprise and Solution Architecture Leader / Director

Veracity / Women Who Code


September 14, 2020


10 AM – Morning Bar + Warm-Up


11 AM – Shotgun Start


Outdoors hors d’oeuvres and awards reception to be held immediately following the tournament


Hermitage Country Club

1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Join RVATECH for a day outside with your team at one of Richmond’s favorite golf tournaments.

Come connect on the course with friends and clients for a day of fun and golf at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot as we promote socially distant networking + the opportunity to reconnect with the #rvatech community!


Per the Governor’s current guidelines, face coverings will be required when individuals are unable to keep a 6ft distance.

Register For This Event

About the Virtual Event

This is Richmond’s twenty-fifth anniversary “Academy Awards” of technology and although 2020 certainly isn't the year any of us expected, that's not going to stop us from celebrating! We're continuing to showcase + recognize individual accomplishments, corporate wins, non-profit success stories, innovation excellence, and growing small businesses! However, we'll just be swapping out a night at Maymont Gardens for a night at home.

RVATECH is teaming up with Richmond's own Altamira Film Co. to bring the 25th Anniversary Awards Gala to life by through an incredible 90-minute production and celebrating tech with tech - like never before. So, pick up your Gala Night Basket Bundle and head straight for your favorite streaming channel as we kick off what will truly be a night to remember!


Equity Impact Award

Chairman's Award

Innovation in Public Sector

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Large Capital

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Mid Capital

Emerging Small Business Award

Technology Builder Award

Technology Influencer of the Year Award

Next Gen Award

Photo Booth Sponsor

Legislator(s) of the Year Award

Outstanding Collaboration in Tech

Innovation in Private Sector Award

Small Capital

Community Impact Award

Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor

After Party Sponsor

People's Choice Award

Innovation in Education Award

Meet the Finalists Sponsor

Technology Executive of the Year