Thank you to our WIT Girls Sponsors
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 the 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 science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) fields by providing them hands-on experience and educational workshops that ignite an early interest in careers in STEAM.
Female students benefit from WIT Girls’ main programs: Career Exploration workshops, Immersion Experience and the Job Shadow Program. By collaborating with companies like EarthLink, Greenlight, Primerica, Cox Enterprises, VMware, State Farm, Equifax, Rollins, IBM and others, and with educational/nonprofit organizations such as Ron Clark Academy, Georgia FIRST robotics, Junior Achievement, Atlanta-area schools and more, we are able to offer these events at no charge to the students.
“I cannot adequately convey my appreciation for the WIT organization and their incredible volunteers who have supported both of my daughters over the past 10 years. Both of my girls loved the various events they attended: Behind the Scenes, Immersion, Job Shadow, Mentoring, and more. They learned a lot, but it was the encouragement, enthusiasm, and support of WIT that meant the most to both the girls and to us as parents. I wanted my kids to know that there were so many different careers and companies, but I had no idea the in-depth knowledge they would be getting from WIT Girls events. More importantly, they were encouraged, inspired, and supported by this amazing group of women; they felt it in the group events and individually through participation in WIT Girls and other programs. At every WIT Girls event, the girls also felt supported and encouraged in their hobbies and extracurricular activities. These WIT Women are amazing as they enthusiastically encourage our daughters. WIT is filling a vital role that schools cannot fill, that doesn’t exist anywhere else.”
– Debbie, Mother of a WIT Girl
“As a parent of a WIT Girl of the Year Finalist and Scholarship Recipient, WIT has given my daughter a view of the STEAM business world that she would have never received in a traditional classroom setting. My daughter began her WIT journey at the age of 10. Her first event was at Georgia Pacific and she was hooked. We are truly grateful to WIT for providing a space and tools for girls to feel confident to pursue and thrive in the world of STEAM.”
– Bisa, Mother of a WIT Girl
“I signed my daughter up for WIT Girls when she entered middle school. She had attended a week long coding camp the previous summer that she really enjoyed but she felt a little out of place because there were only a handful of girls in attendance. As a woman that works in tech I know firsthand what it’s like to be the minority in more ways than one. I wanted my daughter to be exposed and given a diverse perspective. Introducing her to WIT was the best decision I could have made. WIT has provided fun ways for her to learn about different technologies and careers. She has attended several workshops and has had opportunities to be in the presence of women in different stages of their career. She is now a sophomore in high school and although she has not yet chosen what field to pursue, WIT has helped to make her aware of the various career opportunities in the field of STEAM. ”
– Kim, Mother of a WIT Girl
Immersion Experiences are an opportunity for WIT Girls to immerse themselves into a particular role to solve a problem or work as a part of a team. Get ready to immerse yourself in an Atlanta area company!
Young girls are provided with a glimpse of the day-to-day excitement a career in technology as they participate in the Job Shadow program. For one week each year, high school girls are paired with various career women in the technology field so they can learn what their future holds when they pursue an education and career in a STEAM field.
The 2023 WIT Girls Scholarship Applications are now closed.
Stay tuned for 2024!
Congratulations to our 2023 Girl of the Year Winner – Zareenah Ahmed!
Congratulations to our 2023 Girl of the Year Finalists!
Congratulations Bhoomi Kotharkar and Gracelyn Sanusy!