Cox Automotive returns as this year’s VIP reception sponsor along with Monica Kaufman Pearson as the event emcee


Women In Technology (WIT), the largest organization committed to empowering and educating women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) in Georgia announced today that Cox Automotive is the 2018 Women of the Year Awards VIP reception sponsor.

Cox Automotive, a provider of connected solutions to transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, is a long-time WIT Partner.

“Cox Automotive is proud to continue our support of the Women of the Year Awards for the second consecutive year,” said Janet Barnard, 2014 Women of the Year Award winner and Chief People Officer at Cox Automotive. “We are strongly aligned to WIT’s commitment to diversity, leadership and the empowerment of women in STEAM and look forward to opportunities to support this great organization.”

WIT is also proud to announce Monica Kaufman Pearson, renowned Atlanta television broadcast journalist and 2017 WIT Awards emcee, is returning to participate in this year’s event.

Pearson is the first woman and minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta where she worked for 37 years at WSB-TV. She currently hosts a music and talk show on KISS 104.1, the Georgia Public Broadcasting Show ‘A Seat at the Table’, and is a radio and TV spokesperson for several Atlanta companies.

“I’m thrilled to return as this year’s WIT Awards emcee,” said Pearson. “This event is a great platform to showcase the women who are truly making a difference and inspiring the next generation of female leaders.”

WIT’s annual Women of the Year Awards recognizes and celebrates key women impacting and leading Georgia’s STEAM community with roles in Small/Emerging Organizations, Medium/Mid-Size Organizations and Educational Institutions, Large/Enterprise Organizations, and Non-Profit Organizations. Additionally, during the event, one special middle or high school girl will be recognized as Girl of the Year for her exemplary achievement and dedication to STEAM studies.

The 2018 Women of the Year Awards will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the Georgia Aquarium. Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available for purchase.

Available sponsorship opportunities include:

Gold Sponsor: $10,000
Silver Sponsor: $5,000
Table sponsorships, with seating for 10, also available at $2,500

For questions about event sponsorship, contact Pat Hurston at info(at) or by phone at 470-823-3228. More information about WIT Awards can be found at

About Cox Automotive:
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

About Women In Technology:
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals, and programs at no cost to more than 1,500 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.