Atlanta – August 11, 2009 – Women in Technology (WIT) and NPI are joining forces through WIT’s Strategic Alliances, a program matching events, services and volunteer opportunities to the strategic goals of a company.

NPI will be supporting WIT’s mission as a returning sponsor for WIT Connect and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology awards, through participation in WIT’s Careers in Action leadership development program and via strategic volunteer placement.

“NPI has supported WIT in a variety of ways over the years, including our recent WIT Connect fundraiser, and we are thrilled to expand our relationship while supporting NPI’s corporate goals with this strategic alliance,” says Heather S. Rocker, executive director of WIT. “This partnership provides high-profile visibility for NPI with a targeted technology audience, while giving WIT the necessary support to fulfill our mission.”

Jon Winsett, managing partner of NPI, says WIT’s ability to put women on the fast-track to success in the Georgia technology community through leadership development and training, networking events and volunteer opportunities makes this partnership a perfect strategic fit for the company. “Having been involved in WIT’s programs for a number of years, NPI has seen first-hand how the organization has furthered the success of both Atlanta’s technology sector and our business community as a whole. WIT has provided unrivaled educational and leadership opportunities to Atlanta’s professional women and has been instrumental in making our community a stronghold for technological development. We’re honored to be a strategic partner and look forward to helping the organization serve its mission in every way we can,” said Winsett.

About NPI

NPI is a privately-held company that provides assistance for its customers in implementing rigorous processes for making sound spend management decisions. Using a combination of market experts and proprietary methodologies, NPI provides assessments of a variety of traditionally difficult spend management categories – information technology, telecommunications and transportation – to ensure that expenditures and operating expenses are in-line with current market conditions. NPI leads this emerging best practice, offering procurement expertise, a fair market value database, and experience from both sides of the table with quality and integrity. For more information, please visit www.npifinancial.com

About WIT Strategic Alliances, WIT and WIT Foundation

WIT Strategic Alliances provides a new level of visibility with a targeted technology audience for select companies in Georgia. This program offers a discount on WIT programs and events for those that qualify. Through this program, WIT matches programs and services with the strategic goals of a company to build a customized, valuable solution to their outreach needs. To learn more about WIT’s Strategic Alliances, contact Heather S. Rocker at hrocker@witinc.org

WIT’s mission is to develop and promote women for success in technology in Georgia. WIT’s monthly meetings feature nationally recognized speakers who address topics on leadership and professional advancement to support women in their technology careers while also providing a valuable networking opportunity. WIT delivers programs, such as WIT Executive Coaching and WIT Careers in Action, to enable members to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.

WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, such as Girls Get IT, provide outreach to educate and encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology. WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect, WIT’s annual fundraiser event, and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who 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.