Atlanta – September 21, 2010 – Women in Technology (WIT) is announcing today the judges and sponsors for its 11TH annual Women of the Year in Technology Awards (WIT Awards) presented by Grant Thornton. 

WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards celebrates female technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in our communities. To qualify, women must hold business, technology or scientific leadership roles within a Georgia-based technology organization, or maintain technology or scientific leadership positions within a non-technology, Georgia-based organization. All nominees must have a primary residence in Georgia.

WIT will announce all finalists selected at a VIP reception on Oct. 5, 2010 with award recipients unveiled during the 2010 WIT Awards Gala Dinner on Nov. 10, 2010 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. 

The judges for this year’s event are:

  • Frank Bell, Chairman & Founder, Intellinet
  • Brian Betkowski, Partner & Co-Founder, Jabian Consulting
  • Amy Brady, Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Business & Technology Services, Bank of America
  • Tom Crawford, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Crawford Corporation Coaching
  • Scott Fogle, Co-Founder and Co-President, Advocate Networks
  • Susan Hitchcock, Vice President Client Services & Executive Director Women’s Initiatives, Turknett Leadership Group
  • Dr. Guido Sacchi, Managing Director Financial Technologies & Innovations, Slalom Consulting
  • Barbara Sanders, Vice President of IT& Chief IT Architect, The Home Depot
  • Mark Sohl, Chief Information Officer, Generation Mortgage
  • Gene Viscelli, Chief Information Officer, King & Spalding

“The judges for the WIT Awards have the important task of selecting finalists and winners in three categories from a selection of prominent and influential female leaders in Georgia’s technology community. WIT appreciates their time and dedication to our organization and to this important program,” says Heather S. Rocker, executive director of WIT.

The 2010 WIT Awards sponsors are: Presenting Sponsor, Grant Thornton; VIP Reception Sponsor, Kilpatrick Stockton; Gold Sponsor, Wipro; Silver Sponsor, Generation Mortgage, Louis Foster & Associates, and West Reed; and Media Partner, Atlanta Business Chronicle.  

“As a mission-based program of our organization, WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards are made possible through the support of our sponsors, and we are grateful for their commitment to helping us recognize and advocate for women in our technology community,” says Rocker.

Mary Ann Green and Shannon Johnston are co-chairs of the 2010 WIT Awards. To purchase tickets or learn more about the WIT Awards, please visit

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

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