Women In Technology Kicks Off Its 20th Year and Names 2013-2014 Board and Leadership Team

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Building on its commitment to advance women from the classroom to the boardroom, WIT announces panel, “No One Path: Champions for Change: Reducing the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards”

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"It’s an honor to be at the helm of an organization that has spent the last 20 years helping women achieve personal and professional success."

Women in Technology (WITSM), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C. technology community for over 20 years, today announced its 2013 – 2014 board and leadership team. Phyllis Kolmus, Deputy Group Director, OSD Programs, at AT&T will lead the organization this year as president.

2013 – 2014 Board Members:
Phyllis Kolmus – President
Kellye Sheehan – President Elect
Nancy Lamberton – Immediate Past President
Julie Murphy – Secretary
Vincette Goerl – Treasurer
Kathryn Harris – General Counsel
Kathy Furlong – Special Events Board Member At Large
Marguerete Luter – Executive Development Board Member at Large
Kelly Moore – Emerging Leaders Board Member at Large
Colleen Oresky – Member Development Board Member at Large
Susan Penfield– Strategic Alliances Board Member at Large
Karyn Hayes-Ryan – Women in Government Board Member at Large
Jayna Kliner – Communications Chair
Sue Butler – Membership Committee Chair
Donna Kilbourn – Programs Chair
Laura McCarthy – Sponsorship Committee Chair
Angela Drummond – WIT Education Foundation Board Member at Large

2013 – 2014 Leadership Team:
Yalanda Lang-Resemini – Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
Katie Grieco – Communications, PR & Media Relations Vice Chair
Penny Parker – Communications Committee and Marketing Vice Chair
Vicki Corson – Programs Liaison Vice Chair
Jenny Oh – Speakers Bureau Vice Chair
Amy Walker – Executive Women Special Interest Group Chair
Maria Gaboury – Executive Women Special Interest Group Vice Chair
Leslie Bauer – Finance Committee Chair
Robin McDougal – Girls in Technology Committee Chair
Cindy McDowell – Girls in Technology Committee Vice Chair
Silvia Park – Girls in Technology Committee Project Manager
Toni Corbett – Leadership Awards Chair
Jane McInerney – Leadership Awards Vice Chair
Denise Hart – Leadership Foundry Chair
Julie Bloecher – Leadership Foundry Vice Chair
Trang Pham – Leadership Luncheon Committee Chair
Donnelly Tobiere – Leadership Luncheon Committee Vice Chair
Lynn McUmber – Membership Committee Vice Chair
Patricia Remacle – Mentorship Committee Chair
Wendy Wright – Mentorship Committee Vice Chair
Pat Burke – Nominating Committee Chair
Gwen Kinsey – Nominating Committee Vice Chair
Caitlin Cloonan – Programs Vice Chair
Lari Young – Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group Chair
Alison Gonzalez – Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group Vice Chair
Stephanie Eberhart – Sponsorship Committee Vice Chair
Debra Orbacz – Strategic Alliances Chair
Jennifer Burns – Strategic Alliances Vice Chair
Saira Stahl – Strategic Alliances - Digital Media Vice Chair
Lisa Bethel – Technology Special Interest Group Chair
Lori Rizzi – Technology Special Interest Group Vice Chair
Deanne Kasim – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Chair
Angie Sanders – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Vice Chair
Jane Malisewski – Workforce Development Chair
Dagny Evans – Workforce Development Vice Chair
Lindsay Bulkley – Young Professionals Chair
Heather Diehl – Young Professionals Vice Chair
Geetika Tandon – Website Committee Chair
Latricia Dukes – Job Fair Chair
Maria Salter – Job Fair Vice Chair

"It’s an honor to be at the helm of an organization that has spent the last 20 years helping women achieve personal and professional success,” said Phyllis Kolmus, President, WIT. “We will continue to advance women from the classroom to the boardroom through programs such as The Leadership Foundry and Girls in Technology as well as support and mentor women with networking opportunities and educational events like our upcoming panel, ‘No One Path: Champions for Change: Reducing the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards.’ We’ve made tremendous improvement by placing a Leadership Foundry participant on a corporate board in 2013 and we will continue to make great strides this year.”

To continue the momentum of advancing women from the classroom to the boardroom, WIT will be hosting its first WIT.Connect of the 2013-2014 year titled, “No One Path: Champions for Change: Reducing the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards” on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET at the Gannett Building in McLean, VA. This WIT.Connect is designed to provide actionable strategies and pathways for women at all stages of their careers to successfully position themselves to serve on corporate boards and to share strategies for a broad range of leadership positions. A panel of executive women will discuss their unique journeys, career choices and leadership skills that prepared them for board positions and other key management roles.

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit, http://www.womenintechnology.org or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).

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