Winners Will be Announced at November 14 Gala

Atlanta, GA – October 2, 2013 – Women in Technology (WIT) yesterday announced the finalists for the Women of the Year in Technology Awards, which will be presented by Infor on Thursday, November 14 at the Georgia Aquarium.

The annual awards recognize the accomplishments of Georgia’s female executives in technology and their impact on their communities.  Three finalists for each category, representing small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses in Georgia, have been selected.

“Recognizing these women for their incredible accomplishments in business and technology is a critical part of WIT’s mission,” said Monica Thornton, executive director for WIT. “These nine women, selected from a pool of more than 50 nominees, are the embodiment of what today’s girls and young women studying STEM can accomplish if they stay the course.”

Small/Emerging Category Finalists:

  • Mona Harty, Chief Executive Officer, PSR
  • Suzanne Hayes, Director of Operations, Nead Werx
  • Latha Ravi, Chief Technology Officer, 3SI Security Systems

Mid-sized/Medium Category Finalists:

  • Stephanie Coleman, Director of Web Services, Southern Polytechnic State University
  • Nancy D’Amico, Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, LeasePlan USA, Inc.
  • Kristine Nagel, Associate Vice President of Educational Technology Development, Georgia Gwinnett College

Enterprise Category Finalists:

  • Kitty Chaney-Reed, Vice President, Shared Services, NCR Corporation
  • Karen Renner, Chief Information Officer, Novelis
  • Janet Sherlock, Chief Information Officer, Carter’s

One winner from each category will be announced at the gala. WIT will also honor Sandy Hofmann with the annual Legacy Award, created to recognize prominent Georgia business people who have had significant impact on women in the technology community over the course of their career, as well as the second annual Girls Get IT Girl of the Year, a female middle or high school student who has demonstrated strong commitment to pursuing a career in STEM through participation in the Girls Get IT program. 

Companies sponsoring this year’s awards include:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Infor
  • VIP Reception Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Gold Sponsor: Oracle
  • Girl of the Year Sponsor: Scintel Technologies, Inc.
  • Silver Sponsors:
    Jabian Consulting
    McKesson
    UPS
    ProSys
    Goizueta Business School, Emory University

A networking reception will be followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available. For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org.

About Infor, Presenting Sponsor

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)

WIT is a passionate advocate of women in Georgia’s technology community, reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through programs such as WIT Forums and Careers in Action. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT’s premier events include the annual WIT Connect fundraiser and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Through the WIT Foundation, WIT educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) 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.