Women Leaders from Atlanta’s Top Companies Join the Ranks of WIT’s Leadership Development Program Graduates in July Graduation Ceremonies

Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2012 – Women in Technology announced today its newest graduates for the 2012 Careers in Action Leadership Foundations programs, a series of leadership development programs designed to provide up-and-coming leaders the skills to take the next step in their career.

The Spring 2012 program was hosted by Jabian Consulting, with five sessions related to developing and executing a personal vision, goal setting, understanding the difference between management and leadership, developing important negotiating skills, effectively managing conflict, and building social capital within existing networks.  The sixth session, held at Cbeyond, was a capstone event that included dinner and participants’ reflection on the program.  The recent graduates are: Madhu Ayanala, Autotrader.com; Kim Daniels, Turner Broadcasting; Hazelyn Etinoff, IHG; Tasha Graddy, Turner Broadcasting; Marlit Hayslett, Ga Tech Research Institute; Ann Hester, Equifax; Kala Iyengar, Equifax; Shalonda Lee, Cbeyond; Christina Miranda, Coca-Cola;  Mallory Murphy, Consultant at IHG; Lauren Mahoney, Jabian Consulting; Jennifer Nourollahi, Jabian Consulting; Betsy Robinson, jobTopia; Monica Sprouse, North Highland; Katie Tucker, Cbeyond; Marylee Vetrano, Shop Visible.

The program was led by Windy Nicholson, WellPoint and Gretchen Kelly, Cbeyond as Senior Manager and Manager, respectively.  Session speakers included Amy Balog, Ann Cramer, Shelley Hammell, Gwen Jolley and Terry Trout (View Speaker Bios).  Additional volunteers included Cassandra Brown, Chickasaw Nation Industries; Marline Santiago-Cook, Dell; Denise Hall, Cbeyond; Denise Hibbert, IHG; Carmen Humphrey, Bank of America; Kelly Jones, Jabian Consulting; Pam MacPhaul, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; Lauren Mahoney, Jabian Consulting; Vanessa Wilson, Independent Consultant (Macy’s).

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