• WIT History Timeline

30 years of Impact

  • 1992 – WIT is founded

    Founded in 1992, Women In Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women at every stage of their STEAM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT utilizes its programs, connections, volunteer opportunities and events to enable the development of the WIT community through recognition, thought leadership and foundation efforts. WIT is driven to help women and girls write their own stories of success throughout the full lifecycle of their careers and continued evolution as STEAM leaders in Georgia.

    1995 – Creation of the executive auction now known as WIT Connect

    WIT Connect is one of Atlanta’s most engaging and interactive events for STEAM leaders! For the past 20+ years we’ve auctioned off some of Atlanta’s most highly visible technology executives and raised over $3.2 million to support the development of young girls and the advancement of women in STEAM. WIT Connect is one of the premier fundraising and networking events of the year with over 700 top level executives in the technology field. In addition to our highly anticipated executive auction, it is also an evening where we focus on the mission of WIT. 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, which includes scholarship awards.

    1999 – WIT merged with Southeastern Software Association, Business & Technology Alliance to form Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

  • 2000 – Establishment of WIT’s Women of the Year Awards

    Each year, Georgia’s STEAM community comes together to identify and honor outstanding women whose accomplishments as technology leaders and whose impact on the community deserve our attention and applause.

    2002 – Creation of professional development programs now known as 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.

    2003 – WIT Girls program is launched

    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 STEAM fields.
  • 2007 – Development of governing boards and hiring of first paid staff including Executive Director 

     

    2008 – Official launch of WIT Careers programWomen-in-technology-career-video-category-image

  • 2012 – WIT Campus program is launched

  • 2017 – WIT adds “A” in STEM, now making it STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

  • 2022 – WIT Launches Career ConneXions Program alongside the WIT Learning Center, both programs geared towards getting women trained to work in rewarding and well-paid tech careers

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