Winners announced for the annual event celebrating girls and women in STEAM  

WIT’s Women of the Year Awards gathers top members of Georgia’s STEAM community to recognize and announce the Women of the Year for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology, ground-breakers in business, and remarkable leaders who make a difference in our community.

Women in Technology (WIT) announced the winners of its annual Women of the Year in Technology Awards, presented by The Coca-Cola Company, at its WIT Awards dinner held last Thursday night at the Georgia Aquarium.

WIT’s Women of the Year Awards gathers top members of Georgia’s STEAM community to recognize and announce the Women of the Year for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology, ground-breakers in business, and remarkable leaders who make a difference in our community.

One winner from each category, representing Non-Profit Organization, Small/Emerging Organization, Medium/Mid-Size Organization and Educational Institution, and Large/Enterprise Organization was selected.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION CATEGORY WINNER:
Michelle Coward Wells, Lead Physicist, Piedmont Healthcare

SMALL/EMERGING CATEGORY WINNER:
Annie Eaton, CEO, Futurus

MEDIUM/MID-SIZE ORGANIZATION & EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION CATEGORY WINNER:
Sherry Farrugia, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, GT/CHOA Pediatric Technology Center

LARGE/ENTERPRISE CATEGORY WINNER:
Diana Lee Caplinger, Chief Administrative Officer, Consumer Technology, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

For more information about the Women of the Year winners, click here.

Also presented at the event:

WIT Girl of the Year Award

Medinah Allah, a sophomore at Ayo Aby Academy, was recognized with the WIT Girl of the Year Award which is sponsored by Scintel Technologies along with a $2,500 scholarship from Scintel and a $2,500 scholarship from State Farm.

Allah, an active member of the WIT Girls program, is a sophomore at Ayo Aby Academy. She is the lead engineer of Eve, an all-girl robotics team and hopes to study mechatronics or mechanical engineering in college. For more information about the Girl of the Year, click here.

For the second consecutive year, each Girl of the Year runner-up was presented with a $1,000 scholarship from Mercedes-Benz, an AT&T smartphone and a laptop from Dell.

The WIT Girl of the Year award was created in 2012 as part of WIT’s commitment to support the entire lifecycle of a woman’s career in technology and is presented annually as part of the Women of the Year in Technology Awards. The WIT Girl of the Year is always a middle or high school girl who is recognized as the Girl of the Year for her participation in the WIT Girls program.