ATLANTA, GA — Women in Technology (WIT), an association committed to the development of women in Georgia’s technology industry, announced today that 50 companies are participating in WIT Connect

Presented by Dell, a unique, auction-style fundraiser where companies bid on “time” with executives from top Georgia corporations.  Corporate tables and individual tickets are still available for this year’s event, held on June 11th at 6PM at the Georgia Aquarium.

WHAT: 21st Annual WIT Connect Presented by Dell

WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 6PM

WHERE: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Each year, WIT Connect brings technology leaders together with up-and-coming professionals for an entertaining evening of networking and competitive bidding. Just this week, potential bidders met for an informal, auction preview at the Bidders Breakfast, hosted by Infor and Intercontinental Hotels Group.

This year’s auction lineup includes auction packages from Cox Communications, Equifax, Fiserv, Georgia Pacific, Recall, SunTrust, The Weather Company and WorldPay. Over 30 companies are offering meeting packages with their CIOs including ADP, American Cancer Society, Auto Trader, Dell, Georgia State University, Home Depot, Novelis, NCR, and UPS to name just a few.  A complete list of companies and the executives donating their time is available HERE.

“Since 2002, WIT Connect has been a line item in every single budget my organization has prepared,” according to Brian Church, Senior Vice President-Business Development, Pyramid Consulting. “It is one of only a few MUST ATTEND events in the Atlanta market, both for deepening existing client relationships and developing new ones. Simply stated: if you are not attending and bidding at WIT Connect, you are not really serious about growing your business in Atlanta.”

Co-Chairs for 2015 WIT Connect are Cherie Fuzzell, CEO, Parkmobile and Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society, who is also an auction candidate.  Presenting Sponsor Dell’s CIO, Paul Walsh, is also being auctioned.

Philanthropy

Proceeds from WIT Connect support WIT Foundation initiatives like Girls Get IT, WIT on Campus, and grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused nonprofits and local schools. WIT is also partnering with Emory Continuing Education to enhance WIT’s professional development courses; three new Certificate Programs will begin in the fall, 2015:

  1. Develop Self
  2. Manage Others
  3. Master Leadership

Since 2007, WIT Connect has raised more than $2 million to support WIT’s mission to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Funds raised enable WIT to provide networking, thought leadership, and professional development opportunities to Georgia’s leading women in technology.

Sponsorships

To sponsor WIT Connect or get event updates, please contact Pat Hurston, phurston@mywit.org; (T) 470-823-3228.

About Women in Technology

Women in Technology, 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 has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020. 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.

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