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02-026
For Release: April 15, 2002

Barbara L. Kakiris, InDyne, Inc.
Media Relations Office
216/433-2901

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
216/433-8806
Lori.J.Rachul@nasa.gov


Female Leadership Honored with Federal Awards

Women's professional and personal advancement is important at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland. So important that Glenn honors two individuals each year for demonstrating tremendous dedication to the cause and continuous improvement of themselves. Glenn recently presented its Federal Women's Program Awards in supervisory and non-supervisory categories.

"The women honored this year prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not only extraordinary in their jobs and extracurricular activities, but that they are committed to helping other women achieve the same level of success," said Cynthia Watson, Glenn's Federal Women's Program manager. "Their employees and peers nominated them, which is even more impressive because it proves that their efforts are appreciated."

At the supervisory level, the award was presented to Olga Gonzalez-Sanabria, chief, Plans and Programs Office. Gonzalez-Sanabria was honored for her exceptional leadership at Glenn, throughout the Agency and in the community. She was cited for accomplishing an extraordinary career path from junior research engineer to senior management as well as for being an outstanding role model to others as the only female on the Center Director's Strategic Management Team. Additionally, Gonzalez-Sanabria has provided many advancement opportunities within her organization to women from all areas at Glenn. Gonzalez-Sanabria resides in Strongsville, Ohio.

At the non-supervisory level, the award was presented to Mary Reveley, aerospace engineer, Propulsion Systems Analysis Office. Reveley was honored for her dedication to mentoring the next generation of executives, scientists, engineers and researchers. She created and continues to lead the MentorNet Program, a collaboration between Glenn and the Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council designed to promote an interest in science, math and technology among middle school age girls from underrepresented communities by teaming them with women from various areas at Glenn in one-on-one, interactive relationships. Reveley resides in Fairview Park, Ohio.

The awards are administered as a joint effort between Glenn's Federal Women's Program and Women's Advisory Group and were presented during Glenn's Women's History Month celebration. Nominations are judged by the following criteria: leadership roles; goal setting; self-motivation; and membership in organizations.

Print quality photos of Gonzalez-Sanabria and Reveley are available on the following website:
       http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2002/02-026addm.html

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