For Immediate Release
Don't Miss Out On WIT Connect: Connecting for A Cause June 15
Do you have your tickets for WIT Connect on June 15th? This popular auction-style fundraiser sells out every year, but you can still attend if you buy your tickets soon.
Atlanta, GA -
June 3, 2011 -
Attendees at WIT Connect enjoy an entertaining evening of networking and competitive bidding for quality time with local tech celebrities. Where else can you get access to executive teams from top Georgia corporations, including Coca Cola, IHG, Cox Communications and Turner Broadcasting, all in one place? For the first time ever, WIT Connect is offering "Buy It Now" bidding for silent auction candidates, allowing companies to lock in their top choices without worrying about being outbid.
Now in its 17th year, WIT Connect has established a tradition of bringing Georgia’s top technology stars together with up-and-coming professionals to raise money for a great cause. Over the last three years, WIT Connect has raised more than $800,000 to support WIT’s mission of serving as a passionate advocate for advancing women in Georgia's technology community.
Funds raised at WIT Connect support WIT programming and the WIT Foundation’s philanthropy initiatives, including grants to nonprofits and local schools to develop programs in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. WIT Foundation programs such as Girls Get IT connect the business community with girls from elementary school through college, providing vital inspiration to consider STEM-related careers.
Major contributors include Presenting Sponsor Oracle Corporation and Gold Sponsor 3i People. Silver sponsors include Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Anteo Group, ExactTarget, jobTopia, and Matthew Druin Photography.
Ticket prices are $85 for individuals. Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) member tickets are $75. WIT Connect is Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm at the Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree. To purchase tickets, get event updates, and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.myWIT.org.
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. WIT delivers professional development programs, such as WIT Executive Readiness and WIT Careers in Action, to enable members to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.
WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, such as Girls Get IT, provide outreach to educate and encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology. WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect, WIT’s annual fundraiser event, and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who 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.
About WIT Foundation
Founded in 2004, the W:IT Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the philanthropic aims of WIT, Inc. The WIT Foundation focuses on pre-career programs, awarding cash grants to area organizations and non-profits focusing on girls and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
WIT starts early guiding women in technology toward success, and the WIT Foundation-created Girls Get IT program is a perfect example. WIT creates a community of female students of all ages, partners them with local professional women in technology, then helps them make informed decisions about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Heather Rocker, Executive Director
Women in Technology (WIT)