Thank you to our 2021 Annual Supporters
Strategic Alliance Circle
WIT is the largest, most active female-centered organization of its kind in Georgia. WIT helps women and girls break through barriers and advance with opportunities in STEAM from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT passionately supports, inspires and challenges women and girls to excel. WIT also plays a key role in the Georgia communities through partnerships and collaborations with organizations that further the WIT mission and reach. WIT supports initiatives that invest in the education and careers of girls and women inclusive of all demographics including under served communities.
Women in Technology (WIT) passionately supports women at every stage of their STEAM life: from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers through a variety of programming and volunteer opportunities.
WIT CONNECT is one of the premier fundraising and networking events of the year with over 800 top level executives in the technology field that come to further focus on the mission of WIT. It is an evening of giving back. We have raised over $3.2 million to support the development of young girls and the advancement of women in STEAM through our highly anticipated Executive Auction. At this event we highlight our WIT Girls and WIT Campus young women along with the impact WIT programs has had on their advancement in STEAM. This evening includes awarding over $180k in scholarship awards.
WIT AWARDS celebrates women technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology, 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 one special young woman is awarded Collegiate of the Year.
WIT SCHOLARSHIPS: Each year WIT is honored to provide scholarships, sponsored by WIT Partners dedicated to advancing young women in STEAM, to graduating high school seniors entering college and young women already in college pursuing a STEAM major. Scholarships awarded to participants in WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs allows recipients to fulfill their dreams of a career in STEAM.
WIT GIRLS: The statistics are alarming according to the National Science Foundation. America lags behind other nations in the number of students majoring in science and engineering at colleges and universities. To improve this statistic, WIT Girls collaborates with the Georgia business community to support and inspire girls in middle and high school to break through barriers and advance opportunities in the STEAM field by providing them hands-on experience and educational workshops that ignite an early interest in careers in STEAM.
WIT CAMPUS: Supporting and encouraging female college students as they move toward a successful future in STEAM. WIT Campus builds strong partnerships among students, colleges and companies enabling WIT to provide relevant educational programs and scholarship possibilities for college women. WIT strengthens an initial interest in STEAM by immersing college students into their desired careers and providing them with tools and resources needed to succeed in the workforce.
WIT YoPros: The Women In Technology (WIT) YoPro Program provides young professional women ages 20-29 with professional guidance and mentorship as they transition from student to professional. WIT does this by connecting young women with experienced professionals who provide guidance, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Participants gain leadership and technical skills in a supportive social environment. Through networking, personal and professional development and opportunities for volunteering, the WIT YoPro Program benefits all young women looking to reach their full potential. WIT empowers young professionals to find their path to success in their careers.
WIT CAREERS: WIT Careers supports women who are already in technology by offering professional development programs that provide women in STEAM fields with the tools and strategies necessary to support them in their STEAM journeys.
WIT FORUMS - Truly successful people never stop learning. WIT offers monthly breakfast events that feature a range of relevant and engaging topics delivered by individual speakers and panelists from leading companies and organizations. Thought leaders and professionals, both women and men, gather at these monthly forums to collaborate with peers and find out what women in STEAM are doing to influence trends and set standards of excellence. Key leaders from Georgia businesses lead interactive discussions on timely topics designed to provide professional women and men with tips and actionable skills they can apply directly to their career development.
WIT SOCIALS are evening networking events held every other month that provide a unique opportunity for individuals ranging from young professionals to C-suite executives to network and engage in a relaxed setting. WIT attracts over 200 women and men at these events. It is a great way to connect with other technology professionals.
WIT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: WIT’s organization is structured to involve as many volunteers as possible with varying degrees of responsibility. There are programmatic positions consisting of committee membership, event speaking, company hosting, and event registration, and any combination thereof. All are challenging, all are important, and all are necessary in order for WIT to function and effectively meet our mission.
SINGLE MOTHERS' PROGRAM: Women in Technology (WIT) and our program and funding partners are providing a Cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers, interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workforce education and employment, and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.