Know Before You Go

COVID-19 Policy

WIT is taking extra precautions to ensure that we continue to keep the health and safety of our community and ourselves as a priority. The following are safety measures that will be in place to be allowed entry into the WIT Awards event. 
  • Provide a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card (NOTE: Acceptable proof of vaccination may be: a physical copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card, a digital copy of such card, or a photo of your card)


  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event (NOTE: Tests must be PCR and cannot be home testing kits. Test results must be dated no more than 72 hours prior to entry and the name on the test must match your photo ID)
* Please note that you are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after your last shot. If you are not fully vaccinated by the event date, you will need to provide the negative COVID-19 test results.

We encourage all to wear masks (will not be required).

WIT has implemented the CLEAR Health Pass platform which enables you to upload this required information in advance of the event. See below for information on how to download the app. 

Meet Your wit awards host

Lori Wilson

WSBTV, Channel 2 Action News


Meet the 2020 WIT Awards Committee

Tiffany Stewart


VP of Events

Emily Miller


Project Manager

Keerti Gupta

Pyramid Consulting

WIT Awards Chair

Julianne Taft

Cox Communications

WIT Awards Co-Chair

Kati Graff


Volunteer Leader- Judging

Paula Bolton


GOTY & CSOTY Committee Chair

Amy Vasquez


Host Committee Chair

Clear Health Pass

CLEAR Health Pass is a free feature in the CLEAR app that provides a safe and easy way to complete health screenings. After a quick one-time enrollment, you’ll follow instructions to comply with health requirements for the event which include uploading a proof of vaccination or linking a negative COVID-19 test.

1. Download the free CLEAR app and select Create Your Health Pass.
2. Enter your unique Health Pass code (CODE WILL BE SENT OUT 10 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT).
3. New members will be guided through enrollment steps and existing members can use the
email associated with their CLEAR membership.
4. Complete your Entry Requirements by adding your vaccination record, linking to test
results, and/or completing a health survey.
5. Verify your identity by taking a selfie.
6. Show your Health Pass at the event. Green means you’re good to go!

VIP Reception Hosted by Cox

Delta Club & Truist Club

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WIT Awards Dinner & Program

Mercedes Benz Field 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

After Party Hosted by Infor

Delta Club & Truist Club

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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


  • 5:30PM

    Networking Reception

  • 7:00 PM


    Musical Performance by Music Travel Love

  • 7:45 PM

    Chair and Co-Chair Welcome

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

    Introduction of WIT Awards Host 

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

    Welcome and Opening Comments 

    WIT Awards Host, Lori Wilson
  • 8:00 PM


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

    Award Presentation: Girl of the Year

  • 8:10 PM

    Award Presentation: Campus Student of the Year

  • 8:15 PM

    Award Presentation: Woman to Watch

  • 8:20 PM

    Award Presentation: STEAM Education

  • 8:25 PM

    Awards Presentation: Volunteer of the Year

  • 8:30 PM

    Awards Presentation: Science 

  • 8:35 PM

    Awards Presentation: Engineering

  • 8:40 PM

    Awards Presentation: Arts

  • 8:45 PM

    Awards Presentation: Mathematics

  • 8:50 PM

    Awards Presentation: Single Mother of the Year

  • 8:55 PM

    Awards Presentation: Build Her Up

  • 9:00 PM

    Awards Presentation: Technology

  • 9:05 PM

    Awards Close 

    Host Lori Wilson

Pre-Register to donate

It's safe to do so:

  • WIT uses the GiveSmart mobile bidding platform

  • The GiveSmart platform is both SOC 2 and PCI-DSS compliant

  • GiveSmart and WIT do not store sensitive credit card data and we rely on our credit card processing company, CardConnect.

  • CardConnect is held to higher compliance standards and is therefore SOC 3 compliant.


Make Your Donation Process Faster – 3 Easy Steps:

  • 1

    All you need to do is send a text to 76278 and type in the message box “WITAWARDS2021”.
  • 2

    You will immediately get a text back with a link included. Select that link.
  • 3

    Then follow the instructions on the screen

Protect Your heels on the field

If you plan to wear a thin heel to the event, we recommend ordering heel covers to protect you from sinking into the turf field at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Heel covers, or heel protectors, can be found on Amazon and other shoe retailers. 

stay for the after party
hosted by infor

All guests are invited to join us in the Delta Club after the program for dancing, drinks, and late night snacks!

vip parking details

VIP PARKING - Orange Deck

The Orange Deck has been reserved for VIP attendees.

The Orange deck is a covered and paved parking deck located adjacent to Gate 2 of Mercedes Benz Stadium. This deck is in extremely close proximity to the stadium.

Directions to lot: 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 in the lot name into Waze or accurate directions. 


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

print your parking pass


Mercedes Benz Stadium


Orange Deck


Black Tie



Be ready to share proof of COVID vaccine card or negative COVID test

Day of Event Timeline

Women of the Year & Build Her Up Finalists

Special Instructions:

  • When you arrive, there will be volunteers at the front entrance ready to greet you. Please let them know you are a finalist and they will guide you to the Finalists registration table where you and your guests will be given badges.
  • Once you are registered, a volunteer will guide you to the photography area for your scheduled pictures.
  • You are then welcome to network or join the VIP Reception when it opens.
  • The following are the WIT Volunteer Leads that will be there to assist you and your guests with any questions you have during the event. They will introduce themselves to you when you arrive:

Congratulations again and we hope you enjoy this evening of celebrating you and all you do.




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