Women in Technology (WIT) Introduces New Technology Advisory Council

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Industry leaders join WIT Technical Advisory Council to further the non-profit organization’s mission of empowering girls and women to excel in STEAM, from the classroom to the boardroom.

WIT Welcomes New Advisory Council

“The Advisory Council will play a significant role in WIT’s expansion and growth. As Executive Ambassadors, this impressive group will support WIT’s mission and help increase the community we serve," said Patti Dismukes, WIT Board President.

Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization committed to empowering girls and women to excel in STEAM from the classroom to the boardroom, today announced the addition of 10 new executive professionals to the WIT Technology Advisory Council:

  • Marva Bailer, Strategic Advisor: Global Cross Functional Leader – Splunk
  • DeWayne Griffin, Enterprise Technology Executive – Data – State Farm
  • Vicki Wright-Hamilton, CEO – VWH Consulting
  • Julie Talbot Hubbard, General Manager, Global VP Digital Identify and Data Management – Optiv
  • Derek Johnson, Managing Director – Slalom Build
  • Windy Nicholson, Vice President Planning and Execution – Equifax
  • Kitty Chaney-Reed, Vice President of Enterprise Operations – IBM
  • Betsy Robinson, Founder & CEO – Tier 4 Group
  • Kanyatta C. Walker, Vice President Client Product Support – ADP
  • Kim Youngpeter, Managing Director, Application Development – Rollins, Inc.

“The Advisory Council will play a significant role in WIT’s expansion and growth. As Executive Ambassadors, this impressive group will support WIT’s mission and help increase the community we serve. We will also count on this group to help expand and grow our fundraising initiatives. The WIT Board and Staff will work closely with the Advisory Council to continue to validate our mission,” said Patti Dismukes, WIT Board President.

In 2019 alone, nearly 2,500 girls and young women and 14,000 women in careers were inspired, motivated, and supported in their pursuit of a STEAM career by WIT. We donated $180,000 in scholarships, and provided STEAM-based opportunities for girls and women to learn and grow. But with more than 35,000 new STEAM jobs opening each year, and a 4:1 ratio of men to women graduating in STEAM careers, there is still so much opportunity for us to make a difference.

About Women in Technology (WIT)
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, 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 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals, and programs at no cost to more than 1,500 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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