Women leaders from Atlanta’s top companies join the ranks of WIT’s leadership development program graduates

ATLANTA – July 22, 2010 – Women in Technology is announcing today its recent graduates for the 2010 Executive Coaching and Careers in Action Leadership Foundations programs. WIT’s Executive Coaching combines individual coaching and small-group training to help technology women in leadership positions develop a personal strategy and gain the visibility in their careers and community. WIT’s Careers in Action Leadership Foundations is a series of leadership development programs designed to provide up-and-coming leaders the skills to take the next step in their career.

“WIT’s Careers in Action Leadership Foundations is a program targeted to women who are high potential individual contributors or in the early stages of management aiming to broaden and advance their careers,” said Deonne Decker, chair for WIT’s Careers in Action Leadership Foundations. “The WIT Board of Directors joins me in congratulating the graduates of both the 2010 Executive Coaching and Careers in Action programs.”

The 2010 Executive Coaching graduates are: Lisa Bronson, Turner Broadcasting; Vicki Bodman, Turner Broadcasting; Rhonda Capone, Cbeyond; Pamela Grant, Cbeyond; Irie Jenkins, Travelport; LeeAnn Lewis, Travelport; Terri Nichols, Travelport; and Tracey Thorsen, Progility Partners.

The 2010 Careers in Action Leadership Foundations graduates are: Tiffany Bloomer, Aventis Systems; Julie Conley, Cbeyond; Cassandra Crist, McKesson; Alyssa Lane Fowler, McKesson; Roxane Gray, Cbeyond; Monica Henson, Cbeyond; Tara Hughes, Turner Broadcasting; Ann Jacobs-Long, SunTrust; Victoria Johnson, UHS Pruitt; Deborah Koontz, Jabian; Shawn Mallard, AutoTrader.com; Anne Overton, Turner Broadcasting; Vanessa Ross, IHG; Terri Steward, McKesson; Jeanne Tran, AutoTrader.com; Rhonda Vincent, Armchair Media; Stephanie Warren, CA; and Nikki Williams, Northrop Grumman.

For more information about WIT’s professional development programs including Careers in Action and Executive Coaching, 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.  WIT delivers professional development 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.

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