Atlanta, GA – March 14, 2013 – The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced that tickets and tables are now available for the annual WIT Connect fundraiser on June 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. This year’s event is presented by Dell, Inc. for the second consecutive year.
WIT Connect is a unique, auction-style fundraiser where companies bid on time with executives from top Georgia corporations. Every year, leaders in the technology community gather for an entertaining evening of networking and competitive bidding to win quality time with executives and their technology teams, featured in both live and silent auctions.
Tickets are available for $90 each to the general public and $80 each for members of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Tables of ten, which include additional sponsor benefits, are available for $2,000 each. Registration for both is available on the WIT website.
Proceeds from WIT Connect support WIT Foundation philanthropy initiatives like Girls Get IT, WIT on Campus and grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused nonprofits and local schools. Since 2007, WIT Connect has raised more than $1.8 million to support WIT’s mission to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Funds raised also enable WIT to provide networking, thought leadership, and professional development opportunities to Georgia’s leading women in technology.
Sponsorships are also still available for the event, and include exposure to a large pool of top Georgia companies and decision-makers. New this year, sponsors will also get exposure at an invitation-only Bidder’s Breakfast, sponsored by IHG, a special event held to educate potential bidders about all the opportunities they will have to bid on before the main event. For more information about WIT Connect or to get event updates, please visit www.mywit.org.
As the visionary outcome of a true entrepreneur, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to helping small and medium businesses grow and better serve their customers by drawing greater value from technology. Dell’s Women Powering Business initiative strives to help women entrepreneurs and technologists expand their networks while offering capabilities to help them use technology to do more. Learn more at www.dell.com/women.
About Women in Technology (WIT)
WIT’s mission is to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Each year, more than 1,000 thought leaders and professionals attend WIT Forums, WIT’s leadership and networking series. Through “Careers in Action”, WIT delivers professional development programs such as Executive Readiness, Leadership Foundations, and Success by Design, created to enable women to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community. WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, known as Girls Get IT, collaborate with the business, education, and nonprofit communities to inspire girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause (our annual fundraiser) and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who successfully lead Georgia’s technology community. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves the Georgia technology community. For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit www.mywit.org.