• WIT Women of The Year In STEAM Awards
    Judging Day

    October 16, 2020 | 8:15am to 1:00pm

MEET THE WIT AWARDS VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP TEAM

Keerti Gupta

Pyramid Consulting

WIT Awards Chair

Julianne Taft

Cox Communications

WIT Awards Co-Chair

Kati Graff

Adapture

Volunteer Leader - Judging

Finalist Judging Schedule

  • Group 1:
    9:00-9:40am

    Category:

    Finalist:

    Science

    Gladys Delancey-Bolding

    Technology

    Venessa Harrison

    Engineering

    Paul Garcia-Todd

    Arts

    Candice Alger

    Math

    Sofiya Anikina

    Education

    Alean Cook

     

  • Group 2:
    10:00-10:40am

    Category:

    Finalist:

    Science

    Michelle Yi

    Technology

    Namita Tirath

    Engineering

    Anna Kupchenko

    Arts

    Dot Bustelo

    Math

    Shalini Joshi

    Education

    Sonal Dekhane

     

  • Group 3:
    11:00-11:40am

    Category:

    Finalist:

    Science

    Kashmira Date

    Technology

    Beth Mynatt

    Engineering

    Prital Ullal

    Arts

    LaRonda Sutton

    Math

    Tina Wilson

    Education

    Valarie Mackey

     

Science Judges

Sherry Farrugia

Chief Operating & Strategy Officer, Pediatric Technology

Georgia Tech

Michelle Wells

Medical Physicist

Piedmont

Denise Quarles

Head of External Affairs - SE

Siemens

Technology Judges

Annie Eaton

CEO

Futurus

Gary Brantley

CIO

City of Atlanta

Andra Milender

USIS CTO

Equifax

Dr. Anne DeBeer

IT Consultant

TechBridge

Engineering Judges

Leanne West

Chief Engineer Pediatric Technologies

Georgia Tech

Matthew Maddox

CIO

Roark Capital 

Connie Haynes

CEO

Georgia First Robotics

Arts Judges

Teresa Moody

Program Director, Global Cyber Security and Fraud

Fiserv

Kanyatta Walker

VP, Global Product and Technology

ADP

Carlee Bishop

Faculty Director, MS Technology & Leadership Mgmt

Agness Scott College

Mathematics Judges

Grant Shih

CIO

National DCP

Kelley Chester

c3 Informatics

Nicole Armstrong

CEO

TechBridge

STEAM Education Judges

Jackie Breiter

CIO & COO

TaxConnex

Lynn Fountain

Principal Research Scientist

Georgia Tech

Eleanor Chin

Director, Undergraduate Student Engagement

Georgia State

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Know Before You Go

Special Instructions - Judges:

  • Kati Graff and Julianne Taft are the WIT Volunteer Leaders that are assigned to assist you with the judging process
  • You can access the link to the judges virtual platform above.
  • When you first login, you will need to go to the "Judge’s Meeting Room" to meet with Kati, Julianne and the rest of the judges.  There will be a quick debrief before you sperate into your individual rooms to begin the interview process.

WIT Judges: What to Expect

Preparation:

You will receive 2 finalists information packets prior to October 16th that includes details about the finalists in the specific category you are chosen to judge.  One information packet includes data from the nominator’s application and the second includes data from the finalist’s application. Please read through your finalist packets and jot down questions and notes. We suggest you go to mywit.org and read information about WIT and what the Women of The Year awards represent in order to draft specific questions that will help you choose an appropriate winner.


Awards Ceremony:

We would love for you to join us for the Women of the Year Awards ceremony.  We plan to recognize you during the Run Of Show to share our appreciation for your time. The virtual awards ceremony is on November 12th, 2020 from 6:15PM – 8:00 PM. As a judge you are invited to celebrate with us at the VIP reception prior to the event.


Support Hub:

If you run into any technical issues, please notify the WIT Support Hub through CHAT. You will find this located at the bottom right of the page.

Day of Judging:

  • We ask that you arrive in the "Judge's Meeting Room" in Zoom no later than 8:15 on the day of judging. We will have a meet and greet session with all the judges then cover off any remaining house keeping items. You will then be excused to meet privately with the other judges for your chosen category to prep, ask questions and discuss approach before the finalists joins you.

 

  • The first interview will begin promptly at 9am. Each interview will last 40 minutes (we will give you a 10 minute warning).

 

  • You will have 10 minutes to discuss the finalist with the other judges.

 

  • After each interview, your WIT moderator will record you saying a few words about the finalist, and then you will get a 10 minute break before your next scheduled interview. This recording may be used in the run of show so please be sure to not same their company name or their name in the remarks.

 

  • You will have an extra 10-15 minutes after the final interview to choose a winner....this can sometimes be a battle. A WIT representative will be in each room to help answer questions and provide guidance for the judging process.

 

  • Once you have chosen the winner, we ask that you please leave your interview room and rejoin us in the "Judge's Meeting Room". We will complete wrap up and then excuse all. We usually wrap up the day by 1-1:30pm

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