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MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER
MARCH WIT FORUM
Cyber Leaders on a Mission: Protecting the Organization
The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Blvd NW #190
Atlanta, GA 30313
Cyber threats ranked No. 2 among U.S. CEOs’ top worries in PwC’s survey, second only to the prospect of over-regulation. Ever wonder how companies protect themselves against security threats without disrupting business innovation and growth? Come and hear from Cybersecurity Leaders Sherron Burgess, Chad Hunt, Susan Lam, and Taiye Lambo, as they take on this challenge.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Pat Hurston, WIT Director of Resource Development
Phone: (470) 823-3228
2016 IMPACT REPORT
ACHIEVING WIT’s MISSION
AVIATION CAREER DAY
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.
WIT Girls Scholarship Application: click here
WIT Campus Scholarship Application: click here
BEHIND THE SCENES AT GEORGIA PACIFIC
Behind the Scenes with Georgia Pacific will expose the WIT Girls to various ways to be successful in their future and careers through various activities such as a tour of the Innovation Institute and words of wisdom from Sr. IT Director, Melondy Mina!
GSU SPEED NETWORKING
BEHIND THE SCENES AT BREANU WITH PIVOT U
WIT LeanIn & ShowMe50
Event Date: March 16, 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: ThoughtWorks/WIT | Colony Square 100, 1175 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30361
The ShowMe50.org vision is to achieve 50% women leading corporate America. We’re using Lean In Circles to teach our one-of-a-kind strategic influencing program. Our meetings are open to men and women who want to collaborate to improve the status quo in talent management inside their companies. This month’s Circle Topic is brought to you in collaboration with our friends at Women In Technology and WPNT Communications. Get off the communications roller coaster and learn how to be a power communicator!
Click here to register.
The Vine Event
250 of Atlanta’s most dynamic technology and business executives
attend this event each year, including an Executive Host Committee
of SVPs, CIOs, and CTOs from companies including Turner,
Kimberly-Clark, and EarthLink.
4th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium
Event Date: March 17, 2017 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Hosch Auditorium | John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts | 429 Academy Street Gainesville, Georgia
The Women’s College of Brenau University cordially invites the community to campus for an afternoon of information and inspiration at the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the university will gather for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership. Successful women who are passionate about what they do will share their stories, offer advice, and suggest fresh vision for others who lead-or aspire to lead.
Click here to register.
Making a Better Future Day
Event Date: March 18, 2017 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Benjamin Banneker High School | 6015 Feldwood Road Atlanta, GA 30349
The purpose of the symposium is to introduce middle and high school students to careers in STEM and the Arts-areas where there is a lack of gender and ethnic diversity. The symposium will also provide soft skills such as etiquette and professional presence, which will leave the students empowered and prepared.
Click here to learn more.
Celebrate Georgia’s top technology companies and all that the industry has accomplished!
Event Date: March 23, 2017
The Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) reinforces the significance of innovation and recognizes leaders in technology. GTS draws over 1,500 attendees from across the state including CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and technology entrepreneurs.
In addition to the great speakers and networking, we also recognize the
EnricHER: All Roads Lead to Women
Event Date: April 1, 2017
Enrich Her, a pitch competition for women-owned businesses, is happening in Atlanta on April 1st. The application process is free and there is a $5,000 cash prize to the winner. The goal of this event is to create seamless connections between those who provide small business and entrepreneurship services to women, and the women-led businesses in need. For more information, here is the link for businesses to apply: https://enricher.co/home
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.