Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in the “Fortune Most Powerful Women Evening With…” Dinner at the United States Department of State

VIENNA, VA (April 2010)—On April 28, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in the Fortune "Most Powerful Women Evening With..." dinner with top women in business in the United States and women in business in developing countries around the world. The event was held in the historic Benjamin Franklin Room at the United States Department of State.

The evening gathered 33 women from 25 developing countries to share best business practices and recent successes. Senator Diane Feinstein provided tips to the audience emphasizing to "pay it forward" and to continue to help young women grow and prosper in the today's global community. "Never give up", said Feinstein to the already accomplished yet still determined businesswomen.

As an advocate for disadvantaged women, Hay was honored and humbled to hear the plight the women from developing countries endured to become successful businesswomen. She stated "they embody the hard work and focus it takes to persevere in their respective industries. A feat we can share and grow upon.” Hay was joined by Senator Susan Collins, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, and SEC Chair Mary Schapiro.

Fortune honors women from developing countries every year to join a community of the world's most influential women leaders. Fortune's "Most Powerful Women Evening With..." is an event series hosted across the country to celebrate global women leaders. Each event brings together a diverse group of successful women in business, philanthropy, government, academia, and the arts.