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Cox Automotive and Monica Pearson Join WIT’s 2017 Women of the Year Awards Lineup

Women in Technology (WIT), the largest organization committed to empowering and educating women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) in Georgia today announced that Cox Automotive is the 2017 Women of the Year Awards VIP reception sponsor.

WIT’s 2017 Women of the Year Awards will take place Thursday, November 16, at the Georgia Aquarium and is presented by NCR Corporation. The event celebrates female executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of STEAM and remarkable women who make a difference in the community.

Cox Automotive, a provider of industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions across the automotive industry, is a long-time WIT Partner and previous WIT Awards presenting sponsor.

“Cox Automotive is proud to continue our support of the Women of the Year Awards,” said Janet Barnard, 2014 Women of the Year Award winner and chief people officer at Cox Automotive. “We are excited for another opportunity to showcase our commitment and support of leadership and diversity in our community.”

WIT is also proud to announce Monica Kaufman Pearson, renowned Atlanta television broadcast journalist, as emcee for this year’s event.

Pearson is the first woman and minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta where she worked for 37 years at WSB-TV. She is currently hosts a music and talk show on KISS 104.1, the Georgia Public Broadcasting Show ‘A Seat at the Table’, and is a radio and TV spokesperson for several Atlanta companies.

“I’m honored to support Women in Technology as this year’s WIT Awards emcee,” said Pearson “It’s a tremendous honor to be a part of an event that celebrates girls and women who are making a difference in our STEAM community.”

WIT’s Women of the Year Awards gathers top members of Georgia’s STEAM community to recognize and announce the Women of the Year – women who demonstrates leadership in large/enterprise, medium/mid-size and educational institutions, small/emerging or non-profit organizations. The event also recognizes one special WIT girl as the girl of the year for her exemplary achievement and dedication to STEAM education.

The 2017 Women of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, November 16 at the Georgia Aquarium. Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available for purchase. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, contact Pat Hurston at info@mywit.org or by phone at 470-823-3228 to secure a sponsorship.