Founded in 1992, Women In Technology (WIT) serves as a passionate advocate for women and girls at every stage of their STEM 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 STEM leaders.
1992 – WIT is founded
1995 – Creation of the executive auction now known as WIT Connect
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
2002 – Creation of professional development programs now known as WIT Careers
2003 – WIT Girls program is launched
2004 – WIT Foundation is formed
2007 – Development of governing boards and hiring of first paid staff including an Executive Director
2008 – Official launch of WIT Careers program
2012 – WIT Campus program is launched
2015 – WIT undergoes re-branding, launches redesigned website
Sandy D. Welfare
Executive Director - WIT
Sandy D. Welfare is the Executive Director of Women In Technology (WIT). Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Cool Girls Inc, an award-winning early intervention after-school program dedicated to the empowerment of girls (2009-2015).
Sandy’s career began in 1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut where she joined Rand Insurance as the Controller. Six years later, she accepted a position with Lucent Technologies, an international telecommunications leader, holding a number of positions including serving as Accounting and Treasury Manager in Singapore (1999-2000) and then as Senior Manager in Australia and New Zealand (2000-2002). Sandy returned to Atlanta in 2002 as Senior Manager of Global Financial Services.
In 2003, Sandy accepted a position as Director of Operations for Xchanging, a business processing outsourcing company. In 2006, her career took her to London, England as Managing Director for professional services, where she managed global business processing services for bank financial transactions, insurance and retail.
Sandy received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She serves on the board of several non-profits, including Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Sandy resides in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Cliff and son, Soloman.
Director of Events
WIT Incorporated Board of Directors
WIT Inc. President
WIT Inc. Vice President
WIT Inc. Secretary
Bonnie L. Herron
WIT Inc. Treasurer
Kitty Chaney Reed
Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner
WIT Foundation Board of Directors
Vicki Wright Hamilton
WIT Foundation President
WIT Foundation Vice President
WIT Foundation Secretary
WIT Foundation Treasurer
Ann G. Fort
Sulaekha Kolloru Barger
Immediate Past President
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