WIT Connect is one of Atlanta’s most engaging and interactive events for STEAM leaders! For the past 20+ years we’ve auctioned off some of Atlanta’s most highly visible technology executives and raised over $3.2 million to support the development of young girls and the advancement of women in STEAM. WIT Connect is one of the premier fundraising and networking events of the year with over 700 top level executives in the technology field. In addition to our highly anticipated executive auction, it is also an evening where we focus on the mission of WIT. At this event, we highlight our WIT Girls and WIT Campus young women along with the impact WIT programs has had on their advancement in STEAM, which includes scholarship awards.
WIT’s Women of the Year (WOTY) Awards celebrates women technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology, and women who make a difference in their communities. Additionally, one special middle or high school girl is recognized as the Girl of the Year (GOTY) for her participation in the WIT GIRLS program.
The statistics are alarming: according to the National Science Foundation, America lags behind other nations in the number of students majoring in science and engineering at colleges and universities. To improve this statistic, WIT Girls collaborates with the Georgia business community to support and inspire girls in middle and high school to break through barriers and advance opportunities in STEAM fields.
Each year WIT is honored to provide scholarships—sponsored by WIT Partners dedicated to advancing young women in STEAM—to graduating high school seniors entering college, young women already in college pursuing a STEAM major, and professional women who are established in their careers. Scholarships awarded to participants allow recipients to fulfill their dreams of a career in STEAM.
WIT’s organization is structured to involve as many volunteers as possible with varying degrees of responsibility. There are programmatic positions consisting of committee membership, event speaking, company hosting, and event registration, and any combination thereof. All are challenging, all are important and all are necessary in order for WIT to function and effectively meet our mission.
Effective volunteer leadership requires the ability to appreciate WIT’s goals and to motivate all the various members which collectively make up this organization.
WIT Supporters is a customized partnership program with metro Atlanta area companies. WIT aligns its signature events, training and development, and volunteer opportunities with the strategic goals of its supporters. WIT Supporters helps companies develop and retain leaders, build loyalty and diversity within their ranks, connect with the community, and achieve their strategic objectives.
Our mission is to provide college women opportunities to explore and experience careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) fields. We do this by building strong partnerships among students, colleges, and companies which allow us to provide relevant educational programs, internships, and scholarships possibilities for these college women.