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

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Cox Automotive joins as VIP reception sponsor.

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

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 or by phone at 470-823-3228 to secure a sponsorship.

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, RMS Automotive®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 32,000-plus team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Women In Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 250 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 2,500 professionals, and programs to more than 1,000 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.

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