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November 2017 Newsletter


Join us at WIT’S 2017 Women of the Year Awards!


Join WIT as we celebrate 25 years of supporting young girls and women in STEAM, from the classroom to the boardroom! WIT’s annual Women of the Year Awards presented by NCR celebrates women who are actively engaged in Georgia’s STEAM community with roles in Non-Profit Organizations, Small/Emerging Organizations, Medium/Mid-Size Organizations & Educational Institutions, and Large/Enterprise Organizations. We will also celebrate Girl of the Year!

The 2017 Women of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, November 16 at the Georgia Aquarium. Click here to secure a sponsorship, or purchase an individual ticket!

Meet the 2017 Woman of the Year finalist here.

Click here to view WIT’s 2017 Girl of the Year finalists!


WIT GIRLS

 


 

The 2018 WIT Girls Scholarship Application will open December 15, 2017


WIT Girls Prepare for your Future: Equifax

Event Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time
: 10:00AM – 2:00PM 

Location: Equifax Corporate Headquarters
1550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Join WIT Girls and Equifax’s Women In Technology & Business Global for a professional development workshop event to gain tools to be a successful professional while learning about careers in IT, sales, marketing and finance! 

Click  here to learn more and register for this event!


Atlanta Girls School: Code Viewing

Event Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM 
Location: 3254 Northside Parkway, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30327

Join WIT for a screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap – a film that explores why women are underrepresented in tech today and challenges us to think of solutions to grow representation in the industry.

Click here to learn more and register for this event!


WIT Girls Behind the Scenes at EY

Event Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM 
Location: 1145 Sanctuary Parkway Suite 200, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

Join WIT Girls for a Behind the Scenes event at EY where students will meet a panel of women specializing in a variety of IT fields within EY.

Click here to learn more and register for this event!


WIT CAMPUS

 


The 2018 WIT Campus Scholarship Application will open December 15, 2017


WIT Campus Behind the Scenes at: Imerys

Event Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM 
Location: Imerys Technology Center – 
4000 Johns Creek Ct, 
Suwannee, GA 30024

 

Put on your engineering and science hats as we go behind the scenes with Imerys at their new state of the art Research & Development Lab. We will explore career paths in engineering and science over lunch and networking.

Click here to learn more and register for this event!


WIT Campus SCAD Kickoff Event

Event Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: SCAD Digital Media Center
3rd Floor – Room 352
1611 West Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Join WIT Campus SCAD for our first meeting as we discuss all that WIT Campus has to offer, club registration details, and much more! Food will be provided. 

Click here to register to attend this event!


Does Dressing Down Bring the Stress Down in the Office?

Does what a person wears to work really affect his or her attitude, performance, or general work environment? Furthermore, does an outfit trigger a judgment that could be detrimental in a professional environment? Maria Baranowska discusses how dressing up or down affects the worker and the dynamic within the workplace here.


WIT IN ACTION

Last month WIT Campus had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Cox and Turner and experience the amazing culture as they prepared these young women for the workforce. Our WIT Girls brought their A game as they pitched their startup ideas during our Sharktank at Hunter Technical!

Volunteer Director Spotlight

 WIT Girls Program Director: Carrisa Jones

Carrisa’s passion for inspiring and mentoring young girls to pursue STEAM careers has no boundaries. Over the past years, she has impacted girls in her neighborhood, church, coworkers and even her friend’s daughters.”She is always helping people in the community to succeed whether teaching Life Builders Class for the youth at church or speaking to classrooms around Metro Atlanta. Carrisa also spends countless hours volunteering her time around the community and she doesn’t ask for anything in return. Her winning attitude inspires me and I’m thankful for people like Carrisa every day. She’s simply the best!” said Carrisa’s husband, Karvis Jones.

Often times people ask Carrisa if she is a full-time WIT employee because of her daily commitment to the organization and the girls she serves. Carrisa believes this is a reflection of her personal commitment to making Georgia the state with the most women pursuing a STEAM education and career.

“It’s equally important to be a member of WIT, as it is to be involved with WIT. Over the past two years, I’ve learned so much from our Resource Development Manager, Pat Hurston, on how to raise sponsorship dollars for us to continue doing the great work we do. She’s been an amazing mentor whom I admire tremendously.  As a volunteer, I make it a priority to be dependable and a leader that my team enjoys working with. Just as I was inspired by the women I met while attending my first WIT event, I want our young girls to meet me and walk away saying “I want to be like her!” – Carrisa

Read more about Carrisa’s commitment to WIT here!

Volunteer Spotlight

Kati Graff, an Illinois native, graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Communications. She moved to St. Louis, MO shortly after graduation, where she began her career in business development. She and her husband moved to Atlanta in late 2013. While working as an account manager for an IT staffing firm, Kati attended her first WIT Forum in 2015, and fell in love.  It was then that she knew she would get more involved in WIT.  She began volunteering at the monthly forums, and then in 2016, joined both the WIT Connect Executive Auction committee and the WIT Awards Committee.  She’s constantly recruiting women working in STEAM to attend WIT’s monthly forums, and she works hard to  champion for women in STEAM careers.  Kati joined ETS Solutions, a telecom solutions group, in February of 2017, where she serves as Business Development Manager. In her free time, Kati can be found with her husband at a Crossfit gym or found cheering on her KC Chiefs.

“I love that this group’s purpose is women empowering other women, and I want to do my part.  I’ve met so many fantastic people, and we’re all interested in making a big hole in the glass ceiling.  In a city where networking events are a dime a dozen, WIT events are where I find the most value. I encourage every woman interested in getting more involved to begin volunteering for WIT.” – Kati

Win a WIT Scholarship for DataSciCon 2017 

Event Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 –

Friday, December 1, 2017 

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center,

84 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

This workshop will demonstrate the breadth and depth of machine learning, as well as lessons learned, tips for getting started, challenges, and successes! Five people are eligible to win the scholarship and the first five people to email WIT will receive a scholarship to DataSciCon! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WINNING A SCHOLARSHIP, EMAIL US AT INFO@MYWIT.ORG by November 27th.

Click here to learn more and register for this event.

WIT READING CORNER

Recommended literature for successful women and men in the workplace.

November book feature:

Mastering the Art of Success co-authored by Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Dr. Michael McCrimmon, etc.

Recommended by:

Errika Moore – Executive Director, TAG-Ed (Education Collaborative)

Want more? Check out our reading list recommended by industry thought leaders and STEAM professionals. Reading something that’s too good to keep to yourself? Share it with us online using #WITReadingList

WIT MISSION MOMENT

WIT Girls Khemisha Brown was a 2017 WIT Summer Internship Program Participant. Hear more about her experience with Women In Technology.

GEORGIA GIVES KICKOFF

What inspires you to give back? Did you give time, donate money or share skills to have a meaningful impact with Women In Technology? Share your experience with us and the rest of the world as WIT kicks off November with a series of stories for Giving Tuesday!

Help WIT make an impact and spread the word by joining the Georgia Gives Day UNSelfie social campaign! From November 7 – 17, post a photo or video of yourself and a message of support for Women In Technology to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to write your message out in letters large enough to photograph, and don’t forget to caption it with the hashtags #GAgives, #GivingTuesday, #EmpowerSTEAM and #UNselfie, so we can find it. GA Gives will be sharing them throughout the month on their @GAgives social networks, extending your WIT’s message across the community!

Submit your story for Giving Tuesday here!

WIT JOBS BOARD – HOT JOBS!

Software Engineer Manager, The Home Depot

As a Software Engineer Manager, you will be given a chance to contribute to the products we create and help grow the next generation of engineering talent. In addition, you will be given the chance to work with Home Depot’s most strategic vendors to ensure that 3rd party tools and applications are readily available to all product teams that are interested in using them. Click here for the full descriptions or to apply for these positions.

Digital Video Optimization SpecialistDigital Media SpecialistsPodcast Specialist Digital Content and Sales Video Specialist, Digital Advertising SpecialistDigital Designer
Cox Media Group is recruiting for their Digital Talent Program. This program is for graduating seniors and recent grads up to 2 years out of school. (Nov 6th) Roles will begin June 2018 to allow seniors to graduate and interviews will start early Spring. This is Cox Media Group’s award winning program and a great way for recent grads to advance their careers! Click here for the full descriptions or to apply for these positions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WIT OCTOBER FORUM

WIT’s October Forum, Disruptive Technology: Fin Tech Innovation & Trend, was a wonderful event!

We learned that technology is being evaluated to understand its potential to directly interact with customers and forum participants definitely left with knowledge they did not have before stepping into the room. When wanting to learn more and step up into a particular sector within FINTECH, a key take away was summarized best by all panelist and moderator “Don’t try to be perfect, be brave and move forward.”  View photos here

AROUND TOWN

Georgia First Robotics: Bites & Bots 

Event Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Johnson Research & Development

263 Decatur Street Southeast Atlanta, GA 30312

You will have a chance to speak with the stakeholders that make FIRST happen in Georgia – Georgia Power, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Automation Direct, Lockheed Martin, NCR and many more.  Take the time to chat with our robotics champion, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the much acclaimed Super Soaker.  And if that is not enough to entice you to drop by, they will also have food and drinks!

Click here to learn more & register for this event.

 

National Geographic Screening: JANE  

Event Date: November 10, 2017 – November 12, 2017

We’re excited to share that National Geographic’s family day program in Atlanta has been extended to November 10th to 12th! This free offer is first come first serve, so register to see, JANE, one of 2017’s most astonishing documentaries.

Click here to learn more & register for this event.

 

Kupcakes and Konvos 

Event Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Kupcakerie 2781 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344

Kemet Educational Services LLC STEMport program, a program that provides support for parents of K-12 students, is launching its Kupcakes and Konvos workshop series. At these workshops , which will take place quarterly, parents will learn strategies  and talk to other parents about various STEM Education topics while enjoying a delicious cupcakes!

Click here to learn more & register for this event

 

Women’s Connect 

Event Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 2:40 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Loudermilk Conference Center – 40 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

You are invited to attend a special event highlighting women in security hosted by SANS, ISSA International Women In Security SIG, & the ISSA Metro Atlanta Chapter during the 2017 ISSA Metro Atlanta Chapter’s “Paradigm of Effective Security”conference. We bring together non-profit, academia, for profit and government  for learning, connections, and awareness.

Click here to learn more & register for this event.

 

STEM Fest 

Event Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:Brown Middle School,

40 Courtland Street Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

STEM Wars in conjunction with Brown Middle School

and community partners like you, will sponsor the

“2017 STEM Fest” on Thursday, November 16, 2017

at Brown Middle School in Atlanta, GA. This year

STEM Wars is working directly with Atlanta Public

Schools (APS) to ensure that over 3,000 APS students

are engaged in STEM activities this school year.

Investigate, explore and engage at Brown Middle School!

 

Click here to learn more & register for this event