Women in Technology Introduces New Technology Advisory Council

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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, 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.