Women of the Year Awards 2022

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Women of the Year Awards 2022

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Georgia’s Annual Premier Event to Celebrate Women In S.T.E.A.M

WIT is excited to host their 23rd Annual Women of The Year Awards on October 8th at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium with more than 1,000 technologists in attendance. WIT Awards celebrate women in STEAM who live in the state of Georgia for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries, and women who make a difference in their communities.

Additionally, a special middle or high school girl is recognized as the Girl of The Year, a college with a WIT Campus Club is awarded our Campus Club of the Year, and a graduate from our Single Mothers Program is given our Single Mother of The Year Award.

OCTOBER 8 2022

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
5:00-7:00 VIP Reception
5:30- 7:00 General Networking
7:00-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Women of The Year Program
9:00-11:00 After Party

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Congratulations to our 2022 Finalists!

    Congratulations to our 2022 Campus Club and Girl of The Year Finalists!


      Meet the Women. Hear Their Stories.

      WIT’s Women of the Year in STEAM Awards celebrate female visionaries, ground-breakers in business and remarkable leaders who make a difference in our community.

      Award winners will be announced at WIT’s Awards Gala in October.

      Women in Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom.  Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in all areas of STEAM.

      To be nominated and awarded the prestigious WIT Woman of The Year Award, you must be in a STEAM field. Here are some examples of the very diverse fields in STEAM.

      Science

      Archaeologist
      Atmoshperic Scientist
      Biologist
      Chemist
      Computational Biologist and Geneticist
      Doctor
      Entomologist
      Forensic Scientist
      Global Health Scientist
      Health Care Provider
      Immunologist
      Lab Technician
      Microbiologist
      Network Scientist
      Oceanographer and Geophysicist
      Pharmacist
      Planetary Scientist
      Psychologist
      Researcher
      Teacher/Professor
      Theoretical Physicist

      Computer Technology

      Technology Software Engineering/Development and Technology Operations


      Analyst
      Animation Technologist
      Bio-technologist
      Cloud Architect
      Computer Coding Creator
      Computer Scientist and Engineer
      Configuration Manager
      Cybersecurity
      Data Architect
      Data Center Manager
      Data Scientist
      Holography and Virtual Reality Technologist
      Hysteroscopy Technologist
      Information Security
      Infrastructure
      Intellectual Property Technologist
      Internet Gaming Technologist
      Internet Identity Advocate
      IT Director
      IT Project Manager
      IT Operations
      IT Quality Engineer
      Network Administrator
      Online Security Expert
      Product Designer
      Programmer/Developer
      Sales Engineer
      Social Media Analyst
      Software Engineer
      Solar Energy Technologist
      Startup Champion and Entrepreneur
      Teacher/Professor
      Tech Risk & Compliance
      Tech Services Provider
      Technician
      Web Application Engineer
      Web Developer

      Engineering

      Non-Computer/Software Engineering Disciplines such as: Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical, Architectural, Civil, Industrial, Material, Aerospace, etc.


      Architectural Engineer
      Chemical Engineer
      Civil Engineer
      Design Engineer
      Digital Engineer
      Electrical Engineer
      Engineering Management
      Environmental Engineer
      Fire Engineer
      Industrial Engineer
      Materials Engineer
      Mechanical Engineer
      Nuclear Engineer
      Petroleum
      Process Engineer
      Project Manager
      Quality Engineer
      Researcher
      Robotics Engineer
      Structural Engineering
      Teacher/Professor

      Arts

      Animation / Special Effects
      Architect
      Art Design
      Art Programmer
      Artificial Intelligence
      Audio and Video Equipment Technician
      Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
      Broadcast Technicians
      Cinematography
      Computer Graphics
      Copy Writer
      Creative Director
      Digital
      Editor
      Fashion Designer
      Film Production
      Fine arts
      Gaming
      Graphic Design
      Imaging Application Software Writer
      Liberal Arts
      Logo Designer
      Motion Graphic Designer
      Multimedia
      Music
      Painter
      Photography
      Producer
      Sound Engineering Technician
      Teacher/Professor
      Technical Illustrator
      Video Game Designer
      Video Graphics
      Videographer
      Virtual Reality
      Web Developer

      Mathematics

      Actuary
      Appraiser
      Architect
      Biostatistician
      Budget Analyst
      Business Analyst
      Modeling Mathematician
      Data Scientist/Analytics
      Systems Mathematician
      Economist
      Estimator
      Finance Manager
      Geophysicist
      Graph Theory Mathematician
      Machine Learning Engineer
      Market Researcher
      Marketing Analyst
      Mathematician
      Modeling Mathematician
      Network Systems Mathematician
      Number Theory Mathematician
      Payroll Manager
      Teacher/Professor
      Technical Writer
      Urban Planner and Designer
      Website/App Designer

      WIT Woman of The Year in Science Award

      Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in science. The 2022 WIT Woman of The Year in Science award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in Science. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Innovator:  In the last year, led an initiative in Science that created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in the Science field.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women especially in the field of Science.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the WIT Woman of The Year in Science Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Science in an organization with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Woman of The Year in Technology Award

      The 2022 WIT Woman of The Year in Technology award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in Technology. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Innovator:  In the last year, led an initiative that changed an established Technology, created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in the Technology field.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women especially in the field of Technology.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the WIT Woman of The Year in Technology Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Technology in an organization with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Woman of The Year in Engineering Award

      Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in engineering. The 2022 WIT Woman of The Year in Engineering award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in Engineering. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Innovator:  In the last year, led an initiative in Engineering that created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in the Engineering field.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women especially in the field of Engineering.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the WIT Woman of The Year in Engineering Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Engineering in an organization with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Woman of The Year in Arts Award

      Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in the arts. The 2022 WIT Woman of The Year in Arts award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in Arts. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Innovator:  In the last year, led an initiative in Arts that created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in the Arts field.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women especially in the field of Arts.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the WIT Woman of The Year in Arts Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Arts in an organization with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 202
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Woman of The Year in Mathematics Award

      Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in mathematics. The 2022 WIT Woman of The Year in Mathematics award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in Mathematics. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Innovator:  In the last year, led an initiative in Mathematics that created a new way of doing business or significantly altered an existing way of doing business
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in the Mathematics field.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women especially in the field of Mathematics.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the WIT Woman of The Year in Mathematics Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Mathematics in an organization with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Woman of The Year In STEAM Education

      The WIT Woman of The Year in STEAM Education award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Trailblazer:  A woman who has broken barriers in the workplace or business community in STEAM. She is a catalyst for change and has made a significant contribution as a business leader. With her entrepreneurial spirit, she has a proven track record of her success.
      • Leadership:  A woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and has made significant contributions in a STEAM education.  She has not only earned the respect of her superiors to rise as a business leader and role model, but she has also earned the admiration of her peers.
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity. Has made a significant contribution to empower, advance, advocate, or support women.  She is a service leader and role model.  She empowers and supports other women in her workplace. She emphasizes building honest relationships, values input, diversity and leads by example.  She has courage and is working to change the landscape in which women serve.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the Woman of the Year In STEAM Education Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math in an educational institution.
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based educational institution or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 

       

      WIT Woman To Watch in STEAM Award

      The 2022 WIT Woman to Watch in STEAM award will be presented to a woman that meets all the following criterion:

      • Emerging/Upcoming Leader, who shows tremendous promise for transforming the industry through her professional accomplishments in STEAM.  She has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills as well as a strong dedication to her industry and her organization.  Must be manager level or above.
      • Transformation: Contributes to transform her organization
      • Catalyst:  Serves as a catalyst to help advance others
      • Role Model: Serves as a role model and mentor for women
      • Serving Others/Hero: A woman with commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the 2021 WIT Woman to Watch in STEAM Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math in an organization or educational institution
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
      WIT Build Her Up Award

      The 2022 WIT Build Her Up award will be presented to a Georgia based man that champions for women in their networks, workplaces, and communities.  This award will be presented to a man that meets all of the following criterion:

      • Inspiration:  An individual whose example inspires others. This individual not only embraces their personal ability to influence meaningful change for women in STEAM but influences others to embrace theirs.
      • Team player and active mentor who paves the road to empower women
      • Champion:  Serves as a champion for inclusion of women
      • Role Model: Serves as a role model and mentor for all
      • Serving Others/Hero: Has a commitment and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose and integrity.

      Minimum Nominee Requirements:

      To qualify for the 2021 WIT Build Her Up Award, nominees must:

      • Hold a leadership role in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math in a company or educational institution with authority over operations
      • Be employed by a Georgia-based business/organization or a division/subsidiary with a significant leadership role in Georgia
      • Have a minimum of one year within the current organization as of June 1, 2022
      • Have a primary residence in Georgia
      • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 

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