WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2015 WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS PRESENTED BY COX AUTOMOTIVE

Atlanta, GA – September 30, 2015 – Women in Technology (WIT) yesterday announced the finalists for the Women of the Year Awards, presented by Cox Automotive, which honors the accomplishments of Georgia’s top female leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they have made in our communities.

Three finalists from each category, representing 1) Small/Emerging, 2) Medium/Mid-Size/Educational Institutions and 3) Large/Enterprise organizations have been selected.

Small/Emerging Category Finalists:

  • Kelly Gay, President, Security Solutions, Numerex
  • Julie Haley, Chief Executive Officer, Edge Solutions, LLC
  • Mary Hester, Chief Executive Officer, LAN Systems

Medium/Mid-Size Category & Educational Institution Finalists:

  • Emily Almond, Director of Information Technology, Georgia Public Library Service
  • Patricia Lavely, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Gwinnett Medical Center
  • Serena Sacks, Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Schools

Large/Enterprise Category Finalists:

  • Loretta Cecil, Senior Vice President, Governance Relations & General Counsel, McKesson Technology Solutions
  • Amy Hill, Vice President, Digital Content Studio, Scientific Games
  • Laura Miller, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Delivery, InterContinental Hotels Group

One winner from each category will be announced at WIT’s Women of the Year Awards gala and dinner on Thursday, November 19th at the Georgia Aquarium.  WIT will also honor the WIT GIRLS “Girl of the Year,” a female middle or high school student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to pursuing a career in STEM through participation in the WIT GIRLS program.

The awards are sponsored by several companies in Georgia:

Presenting Sponsor: Cox Automotive

VIP Reception Sponsor: Delta Air Lines

Gold Sponsor: Jabian Consulting

Girl of the Year Sponsor: Scintel Technologies, Inc.

Silver Sponsors: Emory University Goizueta Business School, McKesson, Oplogics, Pitchmaps, Prosys, State Farm, and Xerox

Media Partner: Atlanta Business Chronicle

A networking reception will be followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards.  Tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available.  For more information about the awards, Click Here!

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry. Cox Automotive includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital®, and a host of global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. The company partners with more than 40,000 dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, and touches car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry.

About Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT is the largest, most active female-centered STEM organization in the metro Atlanta region. WIT has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020.