About WIT

Founded in 1992, Women In Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women at every stage of their STEAM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT utilizes its programs, connections, volunteer opportunities and events to enable the development of the WIT community through recognition, thought leadership and foundation efforts. WIT is driven to help women and girls write their own stories of success throughout the full lifecycle of their careers and continued evolution as STEAM leaders in Georgia.


Organizational Milestones

1992 – WIT is founded

1995 – Creation of the executive auction now known as WIT Connect

1999 – WIT merged with Southeastern Software Association, Business & Technology Alliance to form Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

2000 – Establishment of WIT’s Women of the Year Awards

2002 – Creation of professional development programs now known as WIT Careers

2003 – WIT Girls program is launched

2004 – WIT Foundation is formed

2007 – Development of governing boards and hiring of first paid staff including an Executive Director

2008 – Official launch of WIT Careers program

2012 – WIT Campus program is launched

2015 – WIT undergoes re-branding, launches redesigned website

2016 – The NCR Foundation awarded WIT with a $100,000 grant to fund WIT Girls and WIT Campus

2017 – WIT adds “A” in STEM, now making it STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

2020 – WIT Single Mothers’ Program is launched and WIT Careers relaunched


About Women In Technology 

Women In Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by providing female students in middle school, high school, and college with education, exposure, and experience. By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future.

Our team of more than 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals and programs at no charge to more than 1,500 students.

WIT is committed to making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEAM workforce by providing opportunities that champion women throughout their education and career.


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Women In Technology President and CEO

Penny Collins

President and CEO - WIT

Penny joins WIT from First Data Corporation, where she served as Chief Technology Control Officer, Global Lead for Disaster Recovery Application Development, and Head of Global Cyber Security and Controls PMO. In addition to leading the company's technology compliance and controls, she was also the global leader for First Data's Women's Leadership Council, and a solid champion for the organization's support of WIT as a strategic partner.

Prior to First Data, Penny spent time as a business owner and entrepreneur, was Chief Process and Usability Officer for British Telecom (BT), and has spent her career leading global technology teams. She was awarded Women in Payments' award for Education in 2019 and is an active member of the Atlanta non-profit community.

Women In Technology Staff Members

Tiffany Stewart

Chief of Staff & VP of Events

Mason Westmoreland

Executive Assistant

Paula Duncan

Chief Operating Officer

Tina Litzenberger

Senior Director, WIT Programs

Peggy Johnson

Chief Development Officer

Haley Duncan

Project Manager

Tina Blount

Director of Marketing and Communications

Women In Technology Board of Directors Executive Committee

Patti Dismukes

Board President

Nancy Cox

Board Vice President

Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner

Board Secretary

Shirl Stroeing - Board Treasurer

Board VP Finance

Tracy Garner

Board Chair

Women In Technology Board of Directors

Tracy Ariail

Board Member

Emily Clay

Board Member

Christina Critzer

Board Member

Dani Cushion

Board Member

Wendy Frazier

Board Member

Tiwanna (Tye) Hayes

Board Member

Elizabeth Hoemeke

Board Member

Robbin Jones

Board Member

Monika Mueller

Board Member

Eileen H. Rumfelt

Board Member

Amy Vasquez

Board Member

Women In Technology Program Volunteer Directors

Miranda Hudson

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Girls

Carrisa Jones

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Girls - Co Chair

Rachel Bagnell

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Campus

Kiera Palmer

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Women in Careers & WIT Connect

Kelly Wong

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Women in Careers & WIT Connect Co-Chair

Adeshola "Shola" Adeniyi

Volunteer Program Director - WIT Single Mothers Mentor Program

Ashley Russell

Volunteer Progam Director - Volunteer Program

Trisha Stezzi

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Forums

Keerti Gupta

Volunteer Progam Director - WIT Socials

Sandy Ali

Volunteer Project Manager - WIT Connect

Women In Technology Advisory Council

Mike Manos

Global Chief Technology Officer - Fiserv

Marva Bailer

Strategic Advisor: Global Cross Functional Leader - Splunk

DeWayne Griffin

Enterprise Technology Executive - Data - State Farm

Vicki Wright-Hamilton

Strategist, Change Management Advisor & Effectiveness Coach

Julie Talbot Hubbard

CISO| Data and Technology Executive | Board Member | Speaker - Optiv, Inc.

Derek Johnson

Managing Director - Slalom Build

Windy Nicholson

Vice President Planning and Execution - Equifax

Kitty Chaney Reed

Vice President of Enterprise Operations - IBM

Betsy Robinson

Founder & CEO - Tier 4 Group

Kanyatta C. Walker

Vice President, Global Product and Technology - ADP

Kim Youngpeter

Managing Director, Application Development - Rollins, Inc.