Atlanta – June 22, 2009 – Women in Technology (WIT), the leading association committed to the development of Georgia’s businesswomen in the technology industry, today announced principal sponsors for the 2009 WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause to be held at the Atlanta History Center on July 16, 2009.
This year’s presenting sponsor is SaM Solutions, a leading provider in outsourcing of software development services. Martin Mauerseerg, president and CEO, noted, “As a first-time sponsor of WIT Connect, we are delighted to lend our support to WIT’s leadership development programs. About 60 percent of our employees are women; we have always promoted women in technology not only here in the states but also overseas. We are excited to sponsor this event to increase the number of women who are interested in pursuing technology careers.”
Other 2009 WIT Connect sponsors include Gold sponsor NPI Financial, a premier spend management advisory firm specializing in technology and transportation savings, and Silver sponsors, AutoTrader.com, Cbeyond, Exact Target, IntelliNet, MDI Group and Sciele Pharma. CarterBaldwin and Stratix are this year’s VIP Reception sponsors.
“Women in Technology applauds each of our WIT Connect sponsors who came through to lend their support in a tough economic year. Only through their backing can we make the connections in Atlanta’s technology community that will strengthen the reach of our leadership development programs and WIT Foundation programs that help young women and girls embrace technology and science career tracks,” says Jamie Greene, president of Women in Technology.
About Women in Technology (WIT)
WIT is a not-for-profit organization made up of an influential community of diverse, talented professional women focused on promoting the advancement of women in the field of technology in Georgia. WIT’s monthly meetings feature nationally recognized speakers who address topics on leadership and professional advancement to support women in their technology careers while also providing a valuable networking opportunity. WIT delivers 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.
About SaM Solutions
SaM Solutions is a leading software outsourcing company focusing primarily on IT consulting and offshore programming services for both US and European marketplaces. Founded back in 1993 by a 10-person team of alumni of the Belarusian State University of Computer Science, today SaM Solutions has a staff of over 600 employees globally. SaM operates a number of global offices in countries including Germany (Corporate Headquarters), the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine. 16-year business history in the international market, broad services palette allow SaM Solutions to handle projects of any complexity, using state-of-the-art technologies.
For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit www.mywit.org.