We take women from grade school to the boardroom.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Atlanta Technology Leaders had a special edition show on May 29, 2014 with the Women in Technology (WIT) Foundation. Vicki Wright Hamilton, Asia Rahman and Tracy Zucco are all involved with WIT, and joined host Kevin Finn in the studio to update the audience on WIT activities.
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. Atlanta’s chapter offers a variety of programs that support women whose careers will take them into Science Technology Education and Math (STEM) fields. “We take women from grade school to the boardroom,” explained Hamilton, WIT Board Director. Hamilton is a technology business consultant and founded The Wright Answer, an online mentoring program for women. She has been affiliated with the WIT organization for many years and has seen the value that WIT provides the younger generation.
The type of programs WIT offers range from WIT On Campus, which reaches college students, to the Careers in Action program, which provides developmental programs for all levels of women within the STEM career area.
Asia Rahman, a 2014 WIT On Campus Scholarship recipient, started her journey with WIT a year ago when she began an internship with EdgeSolutions. This offered her the opportunity to get involved by getting to know the WIT women, accepting their advice and gaining confidence in the professional work environment by being part of the foundation.
Tracy Zucco, Director of Human Resources for Gobal IT with Brambles, works with the WIT Intern Program, a resource for college students that are looking for an internship in the technology industry. “An internship program can really give someone real life experience that helps put the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to practical use,” said Zucco.
To learn more about the WIT Foundation, tune in to this episode of Atlanta Technology Leaders.
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