Girls Get IT
"Our company is proud to support programs like WIT’s Girls Get IT that help young women understand and expand their potential as future leaders in the technology industry."
Girl Get IT: Where future innovators connect with today’s technology leaders.
As part of the WIT Foundation, Girls Get IT collaborates with the Georgia business community to inspire girls in middle and high school to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Why is it important to encourage and support middle and high school girls who are interested in STEM? Because the statistics are alarming: America lags behind other nations in the number of students majoring in science and engineering at colleges and universities, according to the National Science Foundation. Additionally, women make up just 9 percent of those receiving engineering degrees. But with your help, we’re changing that statistic.
Congratulations to Annika Garbers
WIT's Girls Get IT 2013 Girl of the Year
Thank you to our 2013 Sponsor:
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WIT’s Girls Get IT offers three opportunities for technology professionals to inspire young girls to get IT:
MENTORS: To complete the mentor application to and join as General WIT member a participate, click here
Go To Work — Be a Hero
Top companies in Georgia, including Turner, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AutoTrader.com, SunTrust Bank, InterContinental Hotels Group, McKesson, The Weather Channel and IBM Digital Video Studios have become heroes to young girls through WIT’s Girls Get IT program. How? By showing a girl how they do their jobs – it’s as simple as that.
Host an event or sponsor a WIT’s Girls Get IT program and become a hero today. Contact us at GirlsGetIT@mywit.org to learn how you can gain valuable marketing exposure to a targeted technology audience--all while giving a young girl the confidence to pursue her dreams.
Connect with Girls Get IT through our social media outlets:
January 31, 2013
Behind the Scenes - Georgia Pacific
March 14, 2013
Career Exploration - Georgia FIRST Robotics
March 15, 2013
Behind the Scenes - Cox Communcations
June 3, 2013
Job Shadow Week
July 18, 2013
Behind the Scenes - IHG
August 27, 2013
Behind the Scenes - Chamberlain College of Nursing
October 15, 2013
Behind the Scenes - McKesson
November 7, 2013
Behind the Scenes - Turner Broadcasting
March 13, 2014
Behind the Scenes - Georgia-Pacific
March 27, 2014
Career Exploration: Georgia FIRST Robotics Lunch
May 1, 2014
Behind the Scenes: CH2MHill
June 2, 2014
Job Shadow week
June 18, 2014
Behind the Scenes - NCR
July 25, 2014
Behind the Scenes - AT&T
If your company would like to be involved in showing young women the possibilities that exist for them, or if you know some girls who could benefit from learning more about technology, please contact us.