WIT Connect Diver SignAtlanta, GA – February 5, 2013 –The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced that Dell will be the presenting sponsor for the annual WIT Connect fundraiser on June 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. This is the company’s second consecutive year as presenting sponsor.

“Dell is committed to supporting professional women in IT in tangible ways to help them prosper and succeed,” says Mary Young, vice president of Dell’s US East Large Enterprise business. “In our own organization, we are focused on the advancement of our female team members to leadership positions.  Through support of organizations like WIT, we also engage with the wider community of women in our industry, providing targeted support and encouragement at all levels, from engineering students to CIOs of large corporations.  Through our giving programs, Dell also supports several charities focused on encouraging girls to engage with technology, with a goal of expanding their options and giving them the power to discover new possibilities.”

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.

“We are delighted that Dell is back for a second year as the presenting sponsor for WIT Connect. Last year was the beginning of a wonderful partnership between our organizations,” said Stephanie Hill, executive director of WIT. “As a major technology employer in the Atlanta area, we appreciate their support of this key WIT event, which benefits philanthropic programs and grants provided by the WIT Foundation.”

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 $1.7 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.

To sponsor WIT Connect or get event updates, please visit www.mywit.org.

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.