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JULY 2017 NEWSLETTER


July WIT Forum


Closing the Gap: How Organizations Recognize and Address Gender Parity 

Maggiano’s Buckhead

3368 Peachtree Road

Atlanta, GA 30326

July 19, 2017 | 7:30am – 9:00am

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!

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THANK YOU TO OUR FORUM SPONSORS! 


WIT AWARDS 2017


SAVE THE DATE!

WIT’s 2017 Women of the Year Awards
November 16, 2017 at 6:00PM
Georgia Aquarium

View the nomination brochure      View the sponsorship brochure
Submit your WOTY nomination     Purchase sponsorship or tables


WIT Girls


BIAS Corporation Behind the Scenes Workshop 

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: 1801 Old Alabama Road Suite 300 (3rd Floor) Roswell, GA 30076

Women in Technology and BIAS Corporation are excited to offer a Behind the Scenes day at one of the fastest growing private IT companies in the U.S. The event will provide young, aspiring women with an opportunity to meet a panel of wonderful, successful women who have taken their careers in different directions within the IT industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with our panelists, tour BIAS Corporation’s brand new headquarters, strike a pose in our fun photo booth, and win raffle prizes. Please join us for a fun day at BIAS Corporation, focused on enabling driven, young women to obtaining the career they envision. Lunch and dessert included!

Spaces are limited. Click here to register. 


STEM Day with Atlanta Dream

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 8:00AM – until
Location: 965 Fowler St NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Join WIT Girls and the Atlanta Dream for STEM Kids Day – an exciting event filled with STEM-related activities followed by the Atlanta Dream vs. San Antonio Stars game starting at 11:30 AM. This FREE event is fit for middle school students.

Spaces are limited. Click here to register. 


Behind the Scenes at Jackson Healthcare

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Location: 2655 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

Women in Technology and Jackson Healthcare are excited to offer a Behind the Scenes day at one of Atlanta’s fastest growing healthcare staffing and technology companies. The event will provide young, aspiring women with an opportunity to meet a panel of wonderful, successful women who have taken their careers in different directions within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) arenas. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in the industry, compete in STEM challenges, and have the chance to win prizes.

Spaces are limited. Click here to register. 


Business Radio X Women In Tech/STEM Series
Featuring Maureen Davis


Listen to the July segment of Business Radio X’s Women in Tech/STEM Series featuring Maureen Davis, Assistant Vice President – Systems at State Farm here.


Volunteer Spotlight


Kristi Lawson currently leads the Early Career team at Cox Media Group. She is devising and implementing the strategic plan for programs to acquire diverse talent for CMG’s four platforms (digital, radio, TV, newspapers) across all 20 markets. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University and graduated as valedictorian. She is a member of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and the National Society for Hispanic Professionals. Kristi serves as a mentor for the Young Women’s Leader Forum at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business and a mentor for media majors at the Schreyer Honors College.

“There is nothing more powerful than opportunity. So often, growing up, girls are simply not given enough opportunity to excel in technology fields. With something as crucial as opportunity, which is exactly what WIT and its programs provide, we can collectively encourage and motivate these incredibly talented girls to pursue their dreams. If I can contribute my time toward this type of opportunity, I have made the type of difference that matters” – Kristi


Stephanie Armistead is an Atlanta native, a proud UGA Graduate and Humane Society Rescue Mom. As a Client Solutions Manager for Matlen Silver in the North Atlanta market, she has pursued her passion for working with people and technology. She is responsible for offering Matlen Silver’s IT and Business consulting services and solutions to Fortune 500 companies. What sets her apart is her dedication to understanding her client’s business goals and initiatives, and providing pragmatic solutions that deliver REAL results!

“Since I began volunteering for Women in Technology in May, 2015, I have had a wonderful experience, filled with so many opportunities to expand my network with amazing, accomplished women. Supporting the WOTY, WIT Connect and WIT Girls events, continues to inspire me to grow in my professional and personal endeavors.” – Stephanie

 

 


WIN a WIT Scholarship to CONNECT.TECH 2017


Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Friday, September 22, 2017

Location: Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30309

CONNECT.TECH is the Southeast’s premier annual conference dedicated to JavaScript, Web and Mobile related technologies, tools and frameworks. This annual event will feature presentations and demonstrations from global technology and thought leaders as well as local community speakers. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WINNING A SCHOLARSHIP TO CONNECT.TECH, EMAIL US AT INFO@MYWIT.ORG.


 WIT Reading List


Recommended literature for successful women and men in the workplace. 

July book feature:

STEM Gems by Stephanie Espy

Recommended by:
Sandy Welfare (WIT Executive Director)

Interested in more recommendations? Check out our reading list recommended by industry thought leaders and STEAM professionals. Reading something that’s too good to keep to yourself? Share it with us online using #WITReadingList


 WIT Mission Moment


Women In Technology (WIT) is an engine of change and innovation. This year, we noticed the demand of a well-rounded approach to thinking, learning and problem-solving that includes creativity and innovation and changed our focus from STEM to STEAM.

From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT supports, inspires and challenges women so they are prepared to fill half of Georgia’s new STEAM jobs. Support WIT’s mission to ensure more girls and women are exposed and get involved with STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, make your donation today of $25, $50, $100 or any amount you choose!

 
 

AROUND TOWN


BuiltxWomen Info Session 

Event Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Location: TechSquare Labs, 859 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

The #BuiltbyWomen’s Initative presented by TechSquare Labs, is on a mission to pair 100 minority women, 50 technical and 50 go-to market, in an effort to build technology products that people and companies are willing to pay for by solving the toughest problems that face industries in Atlanta and beyond.

Every technology company requires someone who can build and someone who knows how to go-to market. And the goal of #BuiltxWomen is to match them up based on their strengths and interests so they can build companies they’re dedicated to see grow.

Accepted applicants will be awarded with a six-month part-time coworking scholarship to TechSquare Labs and matched with their respective peers based on their strengths, weaknesses and problems they want to work on.

Learn more about this program by attending the info session or visit www.builtxwomen.com.


 ShowMe50 Lean In Circle Meeting: Wine and Progress 

Event Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Location: The Savvy Cellars Le Gout Tastings Room, 6690

Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

The ShowMe50.org vision is to achieve 50% women leading corporate America through a grassroots movement. Our Lean In Circle meetings are open to men and women who want to collaborate to improve the status quo in talent management. This month we are teaching influencing skills. Enjoy a wine tasting paired with light bites at Le Gout Tasting Room. Network with professionals and leaders in Atlanta. Click here to register.

 

 


 Museum of Design Atlanta – campMODA

Calling all Budding Designers! At the Museum of Design Atlanta, any child who loves to design, build, and create can take their skills to the next level. MODA believes that kids can change the world and that design is a great tool for making a difference. That’s why the museum’s camps teach kids to think like designers and to use STEAM tools that prepare them for the real world. Camps provide opportunities to explore LEGO robotics, Minecraft, microcontrollers, animation, and architectural design. Super cool themes include “Pet Project: Designing and Prototyping for Animals in Need,” “Stop Motion Animation” and “Designing and Coding in Minecraft.”

 

campMODA is appropriate for kids ages 5-14 in full-day or half-day options from June through July this summer! For more information and to register, visit museumofdesign.org/campMODA or call 404.979.6457.


Leadercast Women’s Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Location: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Join us at the inaugural Leadercast Women event to hear from top female leaders like Laura Vanderkam & Dr. Neeta Bhushan on honing your purpose, leveraging your value, and maximizing your skills in the workplace and beyond. You’ll discover strategies and relevant takeaways that will help you become a Leader Worth following. Choose your seat today!

 

 

 


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