Last night we hosted the 2017 annual WIT Awards gala at the Georgia Aquarium and I am still in awe of the magic of last night’s event. Congratulations to the Women of the Year Award winners Jen, Denise, Maryam, and Connie, as well as the Girl of the Year winner Elaine.
This year we were proud to be joined by NCR as our presenting sponsor and Cox Automotive as our VIP reception sponsor. These two companies, along with many others that support WIT’s mission are contributing to the success of women and girls in STEAM in Georgia.
During WIT Awards we honored four phenomenal women with the Women of the Year Award and one special girl with the Girl of the Year Award for their accomplishments and leadership in our community. Click to read more about last night’s Women of the Year winners and our Girl of the Year winner.
This year’s event was special as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary serving as passionate advocates for women and girls in Georgia’s STEAM community. We raised over $275,000 to support our WIT Girls and WIT Campus programs that continue to provide girls with education, exposure, and opportunity. We are grateful for the generosity that was exhibited last night as we continue to fulfill our vision to make Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in STEAM.
I would like to send a special thank you to the WIT staff. We are a small but mighty group and their commitment to empowering women and girls in STEAM is unparalleled. Also, a special note of thanks to our volunteers who help carry out the mission of WIT. We appreciate your time, effort and commitment.
We are excited to conclude our second signature event of the year as we begin to shift our focus to new and exciting programs and events in 2018. We appreciate your continued support of Women In Technology.