General Admission
Know Before You Go

Networking Reception

Mercedes Benz Field

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

WIT Awards Dinner & Program Sponsored by ACS

Mercedes Benz Field

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

After Party Hosted by Infor

Delta Club & Truist Club

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

GENERAL ADMISSION PARKING:

RED DECK

The Red Deck is available for General Attendees. Attendee is responsible for the parking fee ($10-$15).

For directional assistance please be sure to download and use Waze for turn by turn directions. Only Waze is recommended (do not use other GPS tools such as Google or Apple maps). Type “Mercedes Benz Stadium Red Deck” into Waze and select “Red Deck on Andrew Young International Blvd NW” for accurate directions. 

Signs in the elevators and at the escalator will direct you to the event entrance. 

RIDESHARE

For easiest drop-off and pick-up, use Zone 2, located on the Centennial Olympic Park Drive sidewalk near State Farm Arena.

ATTIRE:

Black Tie

WIT AWARDS EVENT DATE:

October 16, 2021

COX VIP NETWORKING RECEPTION:

5:00 – 7:00 PM

WIT AWARDS PROGRAM:

7:45 – 9:00 PM

INFOR AFTER PARTY:

9:00 – 11:00PM

  • 5:30 PM

    Networking Reception

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner and live performance by Music Travel Love

  • 7:45 PM

    ACS Title Sponsor Kick Off

  • 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
    WIT Awards Presenting Sponsor
  • 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 – Former Running back and Limited Partner of the Atlanta Falcons and 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
    WIT Awards Title Sponsor
  • Close

    Awards Close 

    Lori Wilson – Chanel 2 Action News Anchor
    WIT Awards Host

If you plan to wear a thin heel to the event, we recommend ordering heel covers to protect your shoes from sinking into the turf field at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Heel covers, or heel protectors, can be purchased from Amazon and other shoe retailers. WIT will have a limited supply available at the event, but we encourage you to purchase yours in advance!


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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

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STAY FOR THE AFTER PARTY
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All guests are invited to join us in the Delta and Truist Clubs after the program for dancing, drinks, and late night snacks!


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