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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER 

APRIL WIT FORUM

Join Us and Meet the WIT Board Members!

 

Three Sheets

6017 Sandy Springs Cir NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

April 19, 2017 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Come enjoy a lively night of food, fun and networking at one of our favorite local restaurants. If you are new to WIT come introduce yourself and bring plenty of business cards!

Advanced registration tickets are $35, and $30 for TAG members.

You can also purchase a table of 10 at the TAG member rate of $300.

Please note: walk-up registration is $40 – register early for discounted admission!register


WIT CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT WIT CONNECT!

Join WIT’s celebration of 25 years being passionate advocates for women and girls in STEM!  Since its inception, WIT Connect has raised more than $2.3 million to support the development of young girls and the advancement of women in STEM. For over 20 years, this unique executive auction continues to offer the opportunity to compete for a meeting with Atlanta’s top corporate executives that can potentially propel your company or career skyward. Sponsorship brochure can be viewed here.

WIT Connect 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SunTrust Park – Cobb County, GA
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For more information, please contact:

Pat Hurston, WIT Director of Resource Development

Phone:  (470) 823-3228

Email:  phurston@mywit.org

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WIT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  Each year the Women In Technology is honored to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering college and young women already in college pursuing a STEM major. Sponsored by WIT Partners, these scholarships are awarded to participants in the
WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs.

Scholarship deadline extended to Friday, April 21.

Scholarship recipients will be announced on Thursday, June 15 at WIT Connect.

WIT Girls Scholarship Application: click here

WIT Campus Scholarship Application: click here


 WIT GIRLS

AVIATION CAREER DAY

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 WIT CAMPUS SUCCESS!

Congratulations to Sara Jane Bowers of Brenau University for landing one of the most competitive and highly coveted internships in the country. Sara Jane will be representing the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) this summer traveling the country executing premier junior golf tournaments. Sara Jane competed with over 2,100 applicants to secure the opportunity to attend the AJGA Recruitment weekend. There were 156 finalists from around the country that spent a grueling weekend competing for the 52 positions. Sara Jane Bowers was awarded this high profile internship with the AJGA in March.

Sara Jane attended the PIVIT U Branding presentation event sponsored by Women In Technology – WIT Campus at Brenau University. Sara Jane approached the PIVIT U Team and expressed a passionate interest in pursuing the AJGA internship. She embraced the PIVIT U methods; engaged, executed and followed through flawlessly.

As founder of Finish The Drill and PIVIT U Corporation, Liddie Palumbo’s team fulfills the career aspirations of thousands of college students, veterans and athletes bridging the gap from college-to-career destinations. The PIVIT U team navigates the current  job search status quo with a customized blueprint, disruptive tactics and valet 1:1 career co-pilot mentoring that produces outcomes.

“They helped me every step of the way to the point that I was over-prepared for the entire interview process” -Sarah Jane Bowers.

(PIVITU) 1-844-4PIVITU or 1-844-474-8488. www.pivitu.com info@pivitu.com

WIT CAMPUS WOMEN IN INFORMATION SECURITY AT GWINETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Date: April 6, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 200

Room 104 Atlanta, GA 30043

* Event is open to students and faculty


WIT CAMPUS CLOSING EVENT

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Cindy Jackson, IT Manager, Sales and Marketing at Georgia Pacific, and WIT Campus Relationship Manager for Brenau University, will receive the Brenau Alumni Community Service Award on April 8th. Each year Brenau recognizes one alumna who has, through work in her home community, made a lasting contribution through knowledge, culture, and service. This award was established in 1984 and given to one women per year.  We are proud of the work Cindy has done over the past seven years volunteering for WIT and making a difference in advancing women in STEM.

Please join us in congratulating Cindy on receiving this most deserved recognition!


VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH

Annie Lewis is a real estate professional specializing in Tenant Advisory Services within the Brokerage Services division of Cushman & Wakefield. Drawing on a background of sales and marketing, she drives value for the clients she represents by serving as their real estate advocate and providing consulting in order to develop a strategic real estate plan. Ms. Lewis stays fully engaged through out the transaction process, from the needs analysis to contract negotiations and tenant build-out.

“Being in a male dominant industry myself, I’m determined to push women to reach/achieve their dreams regardless of what the barriers may lie ahead. WIT has been carving the path for women like myself over the past 25 years, and I saw the opportunity to become a part of building this road for women. Knowledge is power; the more of it you have, the more power you have to write your destiny and I believe WIT provides women with the knowledge, support, and tool set to be a formidable force within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries.”

Camille Faith-Ann Cowans has been a member of WIT since 2014. She has served in leadership positions in IT and IT Project Management. Camille possesses a great passion for social and educational community work.

“I believe in serving. From experience, I have learned that it is quite easy to become self-absorbed with one’s own life. Volunteering allows me to connect with others. Those shared experiences expand my life and appreciation for the people with whom I have work side-by-side and those we have set out to serve.”


WIT JOBS BOARD

NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITY WITH SOUTHERN COMPANY!

DIRECTOR, THREAT MANAGEMENT AND INTEL

This senior leadership position provides leadership and expertise to a national critical infrastructure organization compromised of leadership, engineers and analysts charged with evaluating, monitoring, hunting and responding to internal and external threats and creating intel and situational awareness for internal and external distribution.  The organization include a 24×7 operations center, a fusion center designed to deter, detect and mitigate insider risk, technical talent to architect and manage complex solutions, and intel analysts responsible for collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical cyber threat intelligence. This senior leadership is also for cyber incident response leadership for the company and within the industry, to include containment, eradication and remediation, development of company and industry strategies and response plans and development and leadership in regional and national security exercises.

Click here for the full description and to apply for this position.

 

Job Seekers: Create a profile and post your resume.

Companies: Post open positions at your company.

Click here  to start exploring the WIT Jobs Board Today!


WIT MISSION MOMENT

Support WIT’s mission to ensure more girls like Selina are exposed and get involved with STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, make your donation today of $25, $50, $100 or any amount you choose to support WIT programs!


WRITE YOUR FUTURE

This year, Women In Technology will celebrate our 25th year of being passionate advocates for women and girls in STEM. We are calling all members of TEAM WIT to share your stories for how WIT has helped you break through barriers and advance opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). From the classroom to the boardroom, we want to read your stories or see your videos.

Interested in sharing? Please submit an essay of 100 words or less, or a video no more than 60 seconds to info@mywit.org by Friday, April 21st.   #WriteYourFuture


AROUND TOWN


Atlanta Cyber Security Summit

Event Date: April 6, 2017 from 7:45am – 6:00pm

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead | 3434 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326

Join us for the second annual Cyber Security Summit, Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at 7:45 AM. Atlanta designed to enlighten Sr. Executives on the latest threat landscape through interactive discussion based sessions & demonstrations with experts from best in class cyber companies. TAG members will receive a discounted rate!

Register today!

STEM Wars

Event Date: April 8, 2017

Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA

Georgia TRiO in conjunction with MICROSOFT, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, the WNBA”s Atlanta DREAM, and our community partners will sponsor its 3rd Annual STEM Wars event on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Atlanta, GA. STEM Wars has become the largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative in the country dedicated to the engagement of minority, low-income, and first-generation college students in STEM fields and careers!

Click here to register.

2017 BIG Incubator Program

Be part of the BIG Incubator, a 26 week program for Black & Latina women entrepreneurs. Apply here!

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners – Atlanta and Georgia Chapter

Event Date: April 11, 2017 from 10:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Alpharetta, Georgia

Are you taking full advantage of the hybrid cloud opportunity with your customers? Is Azure coming up more and more in your customer conversations? Are your customers looking for a secure and efficient cloud solution? Join our experts at this free, one-day SMB Live session and see how you, too, can be that market leader.

Click here to register.

 

A Conversation with Kenneth Stiggers

Event Date: April 12, 2017  | 6:30pm

Location: Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave, Room ATLStat, Atlanta, GA 30303

The PMI Atlanta Entertainment Forum is launching this Spring! Our focus is expanding knowledge and appreciation of Project Management and its benefits in unconventional fields by providing informational, educational, and networking events for individuals in various roles in the entertainment industry.

Click here to register.

 

Black Women in Medicine

Event Date: April 13, 2017

Location: Piedmont Center, Building 14 – Conference Level Atlanta, GA 30305-1736

“Black Women In Medicine”  chronicles the journey of black female doctors who have overcome numerous challenges to excel in their field. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we  will screen the film on Thursday evening with Film Director Crystal Emery and Gina Northington, MD in attendance.  The film also has a companion book and both the film and book, “Against All Odds:  Celebrating Black Women In Medicine”  are included in a youth-based STEM initiative,  “Changing The Face of STEM,” that is circling the country increasing the exposure to STEM of young women and underserved youth populations.

Click here to register.

Georgia Bio/ACTSI 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

Event Date: May 10, 2017 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

This year’s conference will explore the digital tools needed to facilitate a vision of personalized connected health and population health management. The event provides a collaborative environment for university researchers and industry executives using a program filled with subject matter experts describing current models and innovative trends shaping the future of translational science through the lens of mobile/digital health. The program includes a national industry perspective, academic experts on digital health, big data integration, and cybersecurity imperatives, and stories of successful academic-industry partnerships and useful collaborative ideas and resources from an expert academic-industry panel.

THANKS TO OUR WIT PARTNERS!