Atlanta, GA, May 14, 2019 — Women In Technology (WIT) today announced the
VIP Reception Sponsor and master of ceremonies (MC) for its signature
fundraising event, WIT Connect 2019, to be held on Thursday, June 20 at the
Georgia Aquarium.
“We are pleased to be the WIT Connect VIP Reception sponsor for the third year
in a row. State Farm has a passion for serving customers and giving back in
our communities. We understand the importance of advancing women in
STEAM and we are pleased to partner with WIT to make a difference in the
community,” said DeWayne Griffn, CPCU, Enterprise Technology Executive at
State Farm.
WIT is also proud to announce this year’s WIT Connect MC: TV & Radio Host
Dana Barrett. Dana is a former programmer who worked her way up to VP
before launching her media career. She currently hosts a daily current events focused
talk radio show on Atlanta’s iHeart station, Talk Radio 640 WGST
where she covers Tech each week in her Tech Tuesday segment.
“As a mother of a full-grown daughter and a former Tech entrepreneur, I know
how important it is to encourage young women and minorities to embrace
STEAM. The work WIT does for the community is essential for propelling girls
and women into STEAM-related careers. Equally as important is leveraging the
local Tech industry to support STEAM through a wonderful organization like
WIT,” Barrett said.
Since its inception, WIT Connect has gathered nearly 700 of Atlanta’s top
executives to raise more than $3.2 million to support the development of young
girls and the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering, arts
and math (STEAM).
Each year, before the program, WIT hosts a special VIP Reception for invited WIT Connect guests and C-Suite
executives participating in the Executive Auction. WIT is proud to announce that State Farm will host the VIP
Reception for the third consecutive year.

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