The annual Women in Technology (WIT) fundraiser, WIT Connect, is a unique opportunity to support WIT while competing to win time from Atlanta’s highest profile technology executives. Since its inception, WIT Connect, presented by Dell, has raised over $2 million toward the organization’s mission and vision, as well as initiatives and programs including WIT Girls and WIT Campus. These pre-career programs are aimed at encouraging middle, high school and college-aged women to continue pursuing their interests in STEM education and careers.
WIT provides grants to area organizations and non-profits focusing on girls and STEM including Girl Scouts, Cool Girls, TAG Education Collaborative, Girls, Inc, Generation STEM and many others. During WIT Connect, business leaders will have the opportunity to meet some of the young ladies the event benefits. “Each year we invite several area robotics teams to demonstrate their projects during our VIP Reception,” said Vicki Hamilton, WIT Foundation Board President. “The attendees see first-hand the impact of their contributions, and the girls have a very unique opportunity to network potentially their future mentors and employers. It’s a win-win for everyone involved!”
WHAT: 22nd Annual WIT Connect, presented by Dell
WHEN: Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Individual tickets are priced at $240 for TAG members, and $250 for the general public. Corporate tables of 10 are also available for $2,500. To purchase tickets, or for more information about WIT Connect 2016, visit the event page or contact the WIT office at 470-823-3228.
For nearly 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the globe, and improving the way people live, organizations operate and the world works. In recent years, Dell has emerged as a new company. We have our strongest-ever product and services portfolio, and have acquired significant new skills and capabilities and optimized our global supply chain – all to provide solutions with the best value, ease of use and flexibility. Today, Dell is one of the world’s leading providers of technology to people and organizations of all sizes. We have achieved leadership from devices and the cloud to the data center, as we are now the leader in nine Gartner “Magic Quadrants” (leader in 9 of the 19 Magic Quadrant qualifications). Our customers come from nearly every country, sector and size. They are a diverse group, including 98 percent of the global Fortune 500, 10 million small businesses, students and teachers in 400,000 classrooms, every G20 government and more than 200,000 physicians.
Women in Technology (WIT) passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM careers—from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by telling the stories of successful women and by helping more women write their own. This takes place in a wide variety of formats—from educating middle and high school girls about the opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to providing networking and education for professionals currently working in the field. With over 2,500 professionals attending our programs and events, over 500 students, and over 250 volunteers, WIT has become the largest, most active organization of its kind in the region.