WIT's Women of the Year Awards, Presented by Cox Automotive, Thursday, November 19, 2015
WOTY 2014 Winners: Cherie Fuzzell, CEO, Parkmobile; Leanne West, Chief Engineer, Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Institute of Technology; Amanda Pham, Girl of the Year; Janet Barnard, President, Manheim North America.
Meet the 2015 Co-Chairs:
Chief Operations and Information Officer
Goizueta Business School | Emory University
2012 WOTY winner | Emerging/Small Organization
Women in Technology (WIT) is delighted to announce we had an outstanding nominations period (Monday, June 15 - Friday, Aug. 7) for the 2015 Women of the Year (WOTY) Awards. Sponsored by Cox Automotive, a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, WOTY celebrates women technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities.
JANET BARNARD, 2014 WOTY WINNER, LARGE/ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION
“Being recognized with the 2014 WOTY Award was such an amazing honor,” said Barnard. “Through this experience, I have been inspired by the important contributions women are making in their businesses and their communities. I am excited to act as the Co-Chair of this year’s WOTY event and offer Cox Automotive’s support as presenting sponsor. We are committed to investing in efforts that recognize leadership, innovation and educational initiatives that position women for future career success.”
JACKIE BREITER, 2012 WOTY WINNER, SMALL/EMERGING ORGANIZATION
It is an amazing feeling to win an award from an organization that aligns with your passion. To be recognized for living WIT's mission to advance women in STEM professions is a humbling experience. One of my greatest fortunes has been to have women leaders truly invested in my success, which opened my eyes to new possibilities as a technology professional. It's my responsibility to pay it forward by helping other women in their careers."
"...that is why I am involved with WIT! As a volunteer, co-chair for the Awards Gala and Board member, I am able to give back to our community. Regardless of where you are in your career, WIT has something for everyone. Leadership development is a journey not an event, which is how I continue to grow with WIT. And that growth happens every day through mentoring, curiosity and passion and those are the things that shift my focus from what keeps me up at night to what wakes me up in the morning."
To qualify, nominees must hold business or STEM leadership roles within a technology organization in Georgia or they must maintain STEM leadership positions within a non-technology organization. Winners will be announced in three categories:
• Large/Enterprise Business, representing companies with more than 2,500 employees;
• Medium/Mid-Size Business, representing companies with 251 to 2,500 employees and Educational Institutions;
• Small/Emerging Business, representing companies with 250 employees or less.
WIT held a robust nominations period from June 15th until August 7, 2015. WIT received over 80 nominations! Once selected as a nominee, a long form detailing accomplishments is required for judging. A selection committee comprised of former finalists, technology executives and representatives of WIT narrow the pool of nominees to three finalists in each of the three categories, based on the merits of their applications. One winner from each category will be announced at the November 19, 2015 gala event at the Georgia Aquarium.