Atlanta, GA – May 10, 2013 – Atlanta-based Women in Technology (WIT), a non-profit organization whose members serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community, announced today that Stephanie Hill will be stepping down from her role as executive director to pursue new opportunities.
WIT President Brenda Holmes made the announcement, stating, “The Board and I sincerely thank Stephanie Hill for her dedicated service and support of the organization.”
Over the last couple of years, WIT has enjoyed continued success with its signature events, WIT Connect and Women of the Year in Technology, its Careers in Action leadership development program, and its Girls Get IT program, which was a finalist in the first annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards. In 2012, WIT launched WIT on Campus and the Girl of the Year award to further encourage and recognize the next generation of women in technology.
WIT’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Lynn Miller, CAE, as interim executive director for Women in Technology (WIT). Miller is an accomplished association management professional with over 30 years of experience and brings to WIT a prestigious history of collaboration with volunteer boards and leadership.
WIT Foundation President Jannet Walker added, “We look forward to working closely with Mary Lynn Miller, and are confident her experience, effective leadership and track record of fostering community engagement will enrich WIT and allow us to move forward seamlessly in accomplishing our strategic goals while proceeding with a search for a permanent executive director.”
During Miller’s seven years as chief operating officer for the Society of Human Resource Management’s Atlanta Chapter (SHRM-Atlanta), the association grew 40 percent, increased member retention by 15 percent and achieved 22 percent improvement in member satisfaction. During her tenure, SHRM-Atlanta launched a monthly electronic magazine, webinar offerings and a revamped sponsorship program, among other new member benefits and events.
“I am delighted to be serving as the interim executive director for Women in Technology,” said Miller. “When I served as COO for SHRM-Atlanta, many SHRM-Atlanta members were involved with WIT as well, and I enjoyed the opportunity to cross-promote with WIT on certain initiatives. I am looking forward to applying my association experience towards helping WIT achieve their strategic goals.”
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.