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Event Details

  • Event Date:

    October 16, 2021

  • Networking Reception:

    5:30 PM-7:00 PM

  • WIT Awards Program:

    7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

  • After Party:

    9:00 PM- 11:00PM

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Agenda

  • 5:30PM

    Networking Reception

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner and performance by Music Travel Love

  • 7:45 PM

    Title Sponsor Kick Off

    ACS Solutions
  • 7:48 PM

    Chair and Co-Chair Welcome

    Keerti Gupta, Pyramid Consulting
    Julianne Taft, Cox Enterprises
  • 7:50 PM

    Introduction of WIT Awards Host 

    Kyle Ross - VP of WIT Corporate Partnerships
  • 7:55 PM

    Welcome and Opening Comments

    Lori Wilson - Chanel 2 Action News Anchor
    WIT Awards Host
  • 8:00 PM

    Welcome

    Penny Collins - President & CEO, WIT
  • 8:05 PM

    Award Presentation: Girl of the Year

    Shanita Drake - Technology Director, State Farm
  • 8:10 PM

    Award Presentation: Campus Student of the Year

    Namita Tirath - Executive Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development, Pyramid Consulting
  • 8:15 PM

    Award Presentation: Woman to Watch

    Maranie Brown - Vice President, Data Ops Engineering, BlackRock
    2020 Winner
  • 8:20 PM

    Award Presentation: STEAM Education

    Juli Clay - Assistant Vice President Executive Programs & Chair Communications Department, Brenau University
  • 8:25 PM

    Award Presentation: Volunteer of the Year

    Patti Dismukes - Director, Sales, Cognizant Softvision
    Kati Graff - Account Manager, ADAPTURE
  • 8:30 PM

    Award Presentation: Science 

    Jacqueline Guichelaar - Group Chief Information Officer, Cisco
  • 8:35 PM

    Award Presentation: Engineering 

    Grant Shih - Chief Information Officer, National DCP, LLC
  • 8:40 PM

    Award Presentation: Arts

    Sirita Donaldson - Head of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Finastra
  • 8:45 PM

    Award Presentation: Mathematics

    Gary Brantley - Chief Technology Officer, Beazer Homes
  • 8:50 PM

    Introduction: Single Mother of the Year

    Penny Collins - CEO & President, WIT
    Warrick Dunn - Limited Partner of Atlanta Falcons, Founder of Warrick Dunn Charities
  • 8:52 PM

    Award Presentation: Single Mother of the Year

    Renee Pearson - SVP Digital Transformation & Business Engagement, RNDC
    Michelle Arrington - State and Local Government Affairs, Verizon
  • 8:55 PM

    Award Presentation: Build Her Up

    Clint Bailey - Director, Sales, Cognizant Softvision
    2020 Winner
  • 9:00 PM

    Award Presentation: Technology

    Raj Sardana - Chairman & CEO, ACS Solutions
  • Close

    Awards Close

    Lori Wilson - Chanel 2 Action News Anchor
    WIT Awards Host

WIT Awards Virtual: Frequently Asked Questions

What browser should I use for the event?

We recommend Google Chrome for the best results.

Can I watch the event on my phone?

While we do support mobile, we have designed the user interface for desktop and tablet viewing.

I don’t see a video, what is happening?

If you get to the page before the stream starts, you may need to refresh the page when you believe the live stream video should be showing.

The live stream seems glitchy, what is wrong?

First, you should refresh the browser. If there are still streaming issues after you have already refreshed the page, it is most likely your internet speed. To test your internet speed, go to https://www.speedtest.net/. It is recommended that viewers have 5 – 10mbps. For more information about Vimeo live streaming requirements visit https://help.livestream.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002050908-Requirements-Supported-Browsers

How do I reset my password?

After registering with your event organizer, you should have received an email containing this reset password link: https://www.vlinkevents.com/change-password/. Follow this link, enter your email, and look in your inbox for the change password email from us, vLink Solutions. If you can’t find it at first, check your junk folder. Once you find the email with the link in it, click on the link, and you will reach a page where you can enter your new event password.


title sponsor


presenting sponsor

Meet Your wit awards host

Lori Wilson

WSBTV, Channel 2 Action News

Anchor

Meet the 2020 WIT Awards Committee

Tiffany Stewart

WIT

VP of Events

Emily Miller

WIT

Project Manager

Keerti Gupta

Pyramid Consulting

WIT Awards Chair

Julianne Taft

Cox Communications

WIT Awards Co-Chair


Kati Graff

ADAPTURE

Volunteer Leader- Judging

Paula Bolton

WIT

GOTY & CSOTY Committee Chair

Amy Vasquez

3Ci/MAU

Host Committee Chair

2021 Woman of the Year in STEAM Awards Finalists

2021 Campus Student of the Year & Girl of the Year Finalists

2021 Single Mother of the Year Finalists

2020 Women of the Year winners

Connect Sponsors

2021 WIT AWARDS SPONSORS

President's Circle

President's Circle

TITLE SPONSOR

President's Circle

President's Circle

PRESENTING SPONSOR

President's Circle

President's Circle

VIP SPONSOR

President's Circle

President's Circle

AFTER PARTY SPONSOR

President's Circle

President's Circle

GOLD LEVEL

SILVER LEVEL

SPIRITS SPONSOR

VIP TABLE LEVEL

TABLE LEVEL

GIRL OF THE YEAR

CAMPUS STUDENT OF THE YEAR

SINGLE MOTHER OF THE YEAR

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