For Immediate Release
WIT Announces Dell as Presenting Sponsor for 18th Annual WIT Connect
Atlanta, GA - February 17, 2012 -
The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced that Dell will be the presenting sponsor for the annual WIT Connect fundraiser on June 13 at the Georgia Aquarium.
“Dell strives to help young women expand their networks and provide insight into technology as a career path and a tool to enable them to accomplish even more with their personal and professional lives.,” said Mary Young, Vice President of Dell’s US East Large Enterprise business. “Dell is thrilled to be partnering with an organization like WIT, through whichour team can connect our global mission for women with the needs of the local technology community.”
Georgia’s technology stars shine at WIT Connect, a unique auction-style fundraiser where companies bid on time with executives from top Georgia corporations. Every year, leaders in the technology community gather for an entertaining evening of networking and competitive bidding to win quality time with executives and technology teams.
“We are delighted that Dell will serve as the presenting sponsor for WIT Connect,” said Stephanie Hill, executive director of WIT. “As a major technology employer in the Atlanta area, we appreciate their support of this key WIT event, which benefits philanthropic programs and grants provided by the WIT Foundation. ”
Proceeds from WIT Connect support WIT Foundation philanthropy initiatives like Girls Get IT, WIT on Campus and grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused nonprofits and local schools. Since 2007, WIT Connect has raised more than $1.4 million to support WIT’s mission to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia's technology community. Funds raised also enable WIT to provide networking, thought leadership, and professional development opportunities to Georgia’s leading women in technology.
To sponsor WIT Connect or get event updates, please visit www.mywit.org.
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About Women in Technology (WIT)
WIT's mission is to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Each year, more than 1,000 thought leaders and professionals attend WIT Forums, WIT’s leadership and networking series. Through “Careers in Action”, WIT delivers professional development programs such as Executive Readiness, Leadership Foundations, and Success by Design, created to enable women to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community. WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, known as Girls Get IT, collaborate with the business, education, and nonprofit communities to inspire girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause (our annual fundraiser) and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who successfully lead Georgia’s technology community. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves the Georgia technology community. For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit www.mywit.org.
Maggie Kempken, Marketing Manager