By: Administrator on July 5th, 2011

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Helios Named Woman-Owned Business of the Year


Human Capital Management Solutions Provider Recognized by Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce for Exceptional Corporate Social Responsibility

Reston, Va. – July 05, 2011 – Human capital management solutions provider, Helios, is proud to announce they have been awarded the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Woman-Owned Business of the Year award. This honor recognizes a Northern Virginia woman-owned firm for local business leadership and dedication to corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts that go above and beyond to serve the community.

“It is through the collective efforts of the Helios team and the support of our clients and friends that we have been able to make an impact,” said Kathy Albarado, President and CEO at Helios. “I am very fortunate to work with a team so passionate about improving the community in which we live and work.”

Helios places a high level of importance on community involvement and giving back to those in need. Ms. Albarado participates in various community leadership boards including the Governing Board to Prevent and End Homelessness in Fairfax and Falls Church, the Small Emerging Government Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) and the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Helios is the founder of the Apollo Awards, the premier award program recognizing organizations that invest in innovative employee development initiatives.

“Today’s award recipients and honorees have exhibited the highest levels of leadership and corporate social responsibility,” said Fairfax Chamber President & CEO Jim Corcoran. “Their work and dedication furthers our business community and the entire Northern Virginia region. We are proud to honor these very deserving recipients for their good work.”

The award was presented at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Annual Chairman’s Luncheon & Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards on June 29. Nearly 600 awardees, honorees, members of the business community, and elected officials gathered to honor leaders in the Northern Virginia business community.

Helios was founded by Ms. Albarado in 2001 and is a leading provider of human capital management solutions. Ms. Albarado’s leadership has previously been recognized by Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year Award, and SmartCEO’s Women Business Achievement Award.

About Helios
Helios provides custom human capital management solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people. With Helios, you gain a strategic business partner helping implement customized methodologies, processes and solutions that deliver long-term impact. For more information, visit

About Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1925, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce develops, encourages and promotes the economic vitality, quality of life and political interests of Fairfax County businesses and citizens. For more information, visit