Atlanta, GA – November 14, 2014 – Women in Technology (WIT) today announced the winners of its 15th annual Women of the Year in Technology Awards, presented by Infor, at a gala and dinner held Thursday evening at the Georgia Aquarium.
The Women of the Year in Technology Awards program honors the accomplishments of Georgia’s top female leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they’ve made in their communities. One winner from each category, representing Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, was selected.
Small/Emerging Category Winner:
Cherie Fuzzell, CEO, Parkmobile USA, Inc.
Medium/Mid-Size Category Winner:
Leanne West, Chief Engineer, Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Large/Enterprise Category Winner:
Janet Barnard, Executive Vice President and COO, Manheim
Also presented at the event – Girls Get IT Girls of the Year Award:
Amanda Pham, a high school junior, was recognized with the Girls Get IT Girl of the Year Award. Sponsored by Scintel Technologies, this award honors a female middle or high school student who has demonstrated a strong interest in science, technology, engineering or math, who has been fully engaged in the Girls Get IT programs in 2014, who is respectful and encouraging to others, is credited with exemplary performance in education and school citizenship, and has created a lasting and positive impression on a Girls Get IT sponsoring host and WIT member.
For more information about the winners and the awards, visit www.mywit.org/WOTY.
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
About Women in Technology (WIT)
With a vision of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by the year 2020, Women in Technology (WIT) passionately champions women at every stage of their STEM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. The organization enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. Through the WIT Foundation, the organization educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue STEM careers with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mywit.org.