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)

 

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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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.

WIT Staff

Haley Duncan

Project Manager

Paula Duncan

Chief Operating Officer

Peggy Johnson

Chief Development Officer

Tina Litzenberger

Sr. Director, Marketing, Communications & WIT Girls Program Development

Women In Technology Board of Directors Executive Committee

Danielle Joiner McPherson

President

Christina Critzer

Vice President

Kitty Chaney Reed

Treasurer

Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner

Secretary

Patti Dismukes

Board Chair

Women In Technology Board of Directors

Nancy Cox

Board Member

Dani Cushion

Board Member

Ann Fort

Board Member

Wendy Frazier

Board Member

Tracy Garner

Board Member

Jennifer Martin Hall

Board Member

Monika Mueller

Board Member

Volunteer Directors

Jill Arcadio

WIT Girls

Rachel Bagnell

WIT Campus

Carrisa Jones

WIT Connect

Cherie Kirland

WIT Connect Co-Chair

Samantha Oltean

WIT Awards

Kiera Palmer

WIT Women in Careers & WIT Socials

Trisha Stezzi

WIT Forums

Adeshola "Shola" Adeniyi

WIT Volunteers

Advisory Board

Jay Ferro

Global Chief Information & Technology Officer - TransPerfect

Derek Johnson

Managing Director - Slalom Build

Sulaekha Kolloru Barger

Partner & Managing Director - The Boston Consulting Group

Vicki Wright-Hamilton

Strategist, Change Management Advisor & Effectiveness Coach

Monica Moore

SVP Distributed Systems Development - Elavon, Inc

Greg Morrison

SVP & CIO - Cox Enterprise, Inc.

Betsy Robinson

President - Robinson Key

Judi Vitale

President - Vitale CFO

Kanyatta C. Walker

Vice President, Client Product Support

Nigel Zelcer

Partner & Co-Founder - Jabian Consulting