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Women in Technology (WIT) Celebrates 30 Years of Women in S.T.E.A.M

Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization committed to empowering girls and women to excel in STEAM from the classroom to the boardroom, celebrates 30 years of providing their community with education, exposure, and experience.

Founded in 1992, WIT was launched 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. “It is truly remarkable to see the impact of WIT across the community throughout the past 30 years,” says Penny Collins, WIT President, and CEO. “I am grateful for our entire WIT Community which encompasses more than 48,000 members globally.”

Over the past 30 years, Women in Technology (WIT) has hosted over 2,500 S.T.E.A.M events including forums, socials, and panels. In 2021 alone, nearly 3,000 girls and young women and 48,000 women in careers globally were inspired, motivated, and supported in their pursuit of a STEAM career by WIT.

“I can not adequately convey my appreciation for the WIT organization and their incredible volunteers who have supported both of my daughters over the past 10 years,” says Debbie G, WIT Girls Parent. “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.”

Women in Technology (WIT) has raised over $7.7 million to aid in the development and advancement of women in S.T.E.A.M. These funds have helped to build and support their WIT Campus, WIT Girls, WIT YoPros (Young Professionals), and WIT Single Mothers programs.

“There are no words that can express how grateful we are with your continued support of WIT over the past 30 years. The partnerships and friendships we have gained as we together serve our community have been lifelong and we value every single one of you.  We have accomplished so much over the years but we have so much more yet to do.,” Penny Collins shares with us. “By providing opportunities that champion women throughout their education and career, WIT will continue its mission of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEAM workforce.  Through our career-building programs and training opportunities, we will be able to train and place more women into financially sustaining careers with benefits.  In addition, WIT will continue to strengthen and grow our single mothers program and will work hard to impact more and more women’s lives.  Thank you for believing in WIT.  Thank you for sticking with us.  And thank you for your friendships.  Here is to another 30 years with YOU by our side.”

About Women In Technology
Women In Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals, and programs at no cost to more than 1,500 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.