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    July 23, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Meet Your Connect Hosts

Patti Dismukes

HUNTER Technical Resources

Vice President of Professional Service

Tye Hayes

City of Atlanta

Chief Technology Officer

Vish Narendra

Graphic Packaging International

Chief Information Officer

Bryson Koehler


Chief Technology Officer

Angel Nicole VanEllison


Software Engineer

Thank you wit connect volunteers!

Kati Graff


Volunteer Leader - Executive Auctions

Jessica Agahi

The Home Depot

Volunteer Leader - Silent Auctions

Keerti Gupta

Pyramid Consulting

Host Committee Chair

2020 Scholarship Finalists

WIT Girls Scholarship Finalists

WIT Campus Scholarship Finalists

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Know Before You Go

Special Instructions - VIP Reception:

  • There are 12 VIP Virtual Reception Rooms
  • Each room will hold 15 attendees at a time
  • You can move in an out of each Virtual VIP Reception Room as many times as you want enabling you to visit with as many VIP guests as you would like.
  • If you move to a Virtual VIP Reception Room that is full, the WIT Moderator will hold you in a waiting room until a seat opens or you can select another room.
  • Please join early and claim your spot. Each guest spot is first come first serve.
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  • Room 1:


    VIP Host: Tracy Garner

  • Room 2:


    VIP Host: Marva Bailer

  • Room 3:

    National DCP

    VIP Host: Eileen Rumfelt

  • Room 4:


    VIP Host: Monika Mueller

  • Room 5:

    GE Power

    VIP Host: Julie Talbot-Hubbard

  • Room 6:

    Georgia Pacific

    VIP Host: Vicki Hamilton

  • Room 7:

    Graphic Packaging

    VIP Host: Kanyatta Walker

  • Room 8:

    The Home Depot

    VIP Host: Emily Clay

  • Room 9:


    VIP Host: Tracy Airail

  • Room 10:

    State Farm

    VIP Host: Amy Vasquez

  • Room 11:


    VIP Host: Elizabeth Hoemeke

  • Room 12:

    WIT Lounge

Event Details

  • Event Date:

    July 23, 2020

  • Start Time:

    6:30 PM


  • 6:30 PM

    VIP Reception and Livestream Begins with Musical Performance by Diane Durrett

  • 6:45 PM

    Musical Performance by Maggie Rose

    Nashville Singer/Song Writer
  • 6:55 PM

    VIP Reception Ends

  • 7:00 PM

    WIT Connect Program Begins with Collette Fung Followed by a Performance by Maggie Rose

    State Farm - WIT Connect Title Sponsor
  • 7:05 PM

    Welcome and Opening Comments with Penny Collins and Matt Ryan

    Penny Collins: President & CEO of Women In Technology | Matt Ryan: Quarterback for The Atlanta Falcons
  • 7:20 PM

    Warrick Dunn - Single Mothers Program

    Former running back & limited partner with the Atlanta Falcons
  • 7:30 PM

    Steve Young

    NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback San Francisco 49ers, NFL Analyst-ESPN and President and Co-Founder HGGC
  • 7:35 PM

    WIT Girls Scholarship Presentations with Katie Sowers

    Offensive Asst Coach for San Francisco 49ers/First woman to coach in superbowl
  • 7:40 PM

    WIT Campus Scholarship Presentations with Katie Sowers

  • 7:45 PM

    Barbara Corcoran and Lisa Leslie

    Barbara Corcoran: NYC Real Estate Queen and Shark on ABC's Shark Tank | Lisa Leslie: 4 time Olympic gold medalist, 3 time WNBA MVP, 2 time WNBA Champion and Hall of Famer
  • 7:50 PM

    Closing Remarks from WIT Connect Hosts

  • 7:55 PM

    Maggie Rose Performs

Pre-Register to bid

It's safe to do so:

  • WIT uses the GiveSmart mobile bidding platform

  • The GiveSmart platform is both SOC 2 and PCI-DSS compliant

  • GiveSmart and WIT do not store sensitive credit card data and we rely on our credit card processing company, CardConnect.

  • CardConnect is held to higher compliance standards and is therefore SOC 3 compliant.

Make Your Bidding Process Faster – 3 Easy Steps:

  • 1

    All you need to do is send a text to 76278 and type in the message box “WITGIVES”.
  • 2

    You will immediately get a text back with a link included. Select that link.
  • 3

    Then follow the instructions on the screen

WIT Support Hub

If you need any technical support during the event, we are here to help:

  • Chat: See chat bubble below (bottom right)
  • Text: (404) 860-2639
  • Email: witevents@mywit.org

Hours: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM EST

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WIT Connect Virtual: Frequently Asked Questions

What browser should I use for the event?

We recommend Google Chrome for the best results.

Can I watch the event on my phone?

While we do support mobile, we have designed the user interface for desktop and tablet viewing.

I don’t see a video, what is happening?

If you get to the page before the stream starts, you may need to refresh the page when you believe the live stream video should be showing.

The live stream seems glitchy, what is wrong?

First, you should refresh the browser. If there are still streaming issues after you have already refreshed the page, it is most likely your internet speed. To test your internet speed, go to https://www.speedtest.net/. It is recommended that viewers have 5 – 10mbps. For more information about Vimeo live streaming requirements visit https://help.livestream.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002050908-Requirements-Supported-Browsers

How do I reset my password?

After registering with your event organizer, you should have received an email containing this reset password link: https://www.vlinkevents.com/change-password/. Follow this link, enter your email, and look in your inbox for the change password email from us, vLink Solutions. If you can’t find it at first, check your junk folder. Once you find the email with the link in it, click on the link, and you will reach a page where you can enter your new event password.

Why can’t I join the chat?

To join the chat, you must first click on the chat box in the bottom right-hand side of the screen labeled “Join the Discussion” and then log into the event. You may need to allow the browser to access your video camera and microphone to one to one call.

How do I direct chat with someone?

You can one to one chat two different ways, but first you will want to make sure that you are already logged in to the event and able to chat. One option is to click on their name in the main group chat. The other way you can start a direct chat with someone by clicking on the room name, then click “view members”, select the attendee who you would like to chat directly with.

How do I navigate to a different room?

Depending on what room you are in, the navigation bar will either be on the left or right side of the screen. If you are in the event lobby, the navigation bar is on the right side of the screen. If you are in any other room the navigation bar is on the left. You will first have to click the small arrow and then navigate to the room that you would like to visit.

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