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Women of the Year Awards 2020

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Women of the Year Awards 2020

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WIT is proud to have as our 2020 Women of The Year Awards Title Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company. WIT Awards celebrates 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, one special middle or high school girl is recognized as the Girl of The Year and for the first time, WIT is awarding a college woman with Campus Student of the Year Award.

Virtual Gala on November 12, 2020

6:00-6:45 VIP Reception
7:00-8:00 Woman of The Year Program

2020 WIT Awards Committee

Tiffany Stewart

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Event Chair

Keerti Gupta

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Chair

Julianne Taft

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Co-Chair

Kati Graff

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Judge's Committee Chair


Sandy Ali

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Project Manager

Paula Bolton

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GOTY & CSOTY Committee Chair

Paula Duncan

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GOTY & CSOTY Committee Co-Chair

Stacy Mellon

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Host Committee Chair

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 virtual awards Gala on November 12th, 2020.

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

Technology

Analyst
Animation Technologist
Bio-technologist
Cloud Architect
Computer Coding Creator
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 Operations
Network Administrator
Online Security Expert
Programmer/Developer
Sales Engineer
Social Media Analyst
Solar Energy Technologist
Startup Champion and Entrepreneur
Teacher/Professor
Tech Risk & Compliance
Tech Services Provider
Technician
Web Developer

Engineering

Architectural Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computer Scientist and Engineer
Design Engineer
Digital Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineer
Fire Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Materials Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Petroleum
Process Engineer
Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer
Project Manager
Quality Engineer
Researcher
Robotics Engineer
Software Engineer
Structural Engineering
Teacher/Professor
Web Application Engineer

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

Clicking on a category below will present criterion that must be met by nominees.
Deadline is September 05, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Categories & Requirements:

WIT Woman of The Year in Science Award

Technology underpins and enables growth and innovation in science. The 2020 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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 2020 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, 2020
  • 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 2020 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 2020 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, 2020
  • Have a primary residence in Georgia
  • WIT Board, Advisory Council, and previous Women of the Year winners are not eligible for the awards. 
WIT Girl of The Year & Campus Student of the Year Award

Praises special participants from the WIT Girls and WIT Campus program for their exemplary achievement and dedication to STEAM studies. She is fully engaged in the program, attentive, actively participates and encourages others. Her participation in the WIT Programs and STEAM academics should create a lasting and positive impression on the WIT sponsors and mentors.

  • Active participant in WIT Girls programs (Middle and High School) or WIT Campus programs (college)
  • Demonstrates interest in STEAM fields
    Actively engaged in WIT events
  • Demonstrates leadership in STEAM-related activities

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