Atlanta, GA – October 28, 2011 –  Women in Technology (WIT) one of Georgia’s premier technology organizations, and WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, were recognized as recipients of the “Natural Leader” award at the Georgia Natural Gas True Blue Community Awards, designed to recognize hard-working nonprofit organizations in Georgia that are making a difference in Georgia’s communities. 

 “We are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award,” remarked Sandra Hofmann, WIT’s president. “Georgia Natural Gas has devoted both time and money over the years to numerous non-profits who are working towards a better community. It is an honor that the innovative work of the WIT Foundation—dedicated to inspiring girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—is being recognized for its importance to our community.” 

As winners in the “Natural Leader” category, WIT and WIT Foundation were honored with a $2,500 community grant, which will be used to support WIT Foundation programs, such as Girls Get IT, an educational program in collaboration with the business, education, and nonprofit communities designed to inspire girls of all ages to pursue STEM careers. A total of thirteen Georgia non-profits were recognized at the event, all selected by an independent panel of community leaders. 

WIT is preparing to honor Georgia’s women technology leaders at its annual Women of the Year in Technology, to be held on November 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. For more information, or to purchase tickets, 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. Through “Careers in Action”, WIT delivers professional development programs such as Executive Readiness, Leadership Foundations, and Success by Design, created to enable women to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.   WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, known as Girls Get IT, collaborate with the business, education, and nonprofit communities to inspire girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause (our annual fundraiser) and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who successfully 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