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GeorgiaFIRST immerses students in science and technology by driving "hands-on, minds-on" engagement and innovation. A highlight of our GGIT Career Exploration events every year is working with the young women and their dedicated teachers involved in this exciting robotics competition. Learn more at gafirst.org.
Cobb County Library launched the pilot of their weekly technology and science workshop, "GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science", in the Summer of 2014. Targeted at young women in the 11 to 15 age group, participants enjoyed working on group projects learning about technology, developing mobile application games, and exploring coding among other activities. For additional information on the GEMS program see Tom Brooks' article "New GEMS Program a Hit This Summer!" posted August 22, 2014 at www.cobblibraryfoundation.org.
"I really enjoyed working with the young ladies of GEMS. I was impressed by the variety of activities Julia Huprich, GEMS program director, had incorporated into the program. Anytime you can expose young people to coding, web development, and open source computing through fun activities, you make technology relevant to them and a lot more exciting." Linda Hutchinson
Founder and President Linda Hutchinson is an active volunteer working with Women In Technology, leading the WIT Girls Career Explorations team, and volunteering with TAG Education and Junior Achievement. She is a frequent public speaker on cyber security issues affecting our community, and active in working to influence public policy legislation on data security.
A key focus of the GA Women In Technology (WIT) chapter is to encourage and support women of all ages in choosing and excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. WIT Girls (formerly GGIT) reaches out to young women in middle and high school to explore STEM education, and assist them through evaluating, selecting, and pursuing STEM careers. Check us out at: www.mywit.org/manage-your-career/girls-get-it/program-overview.
TAG-Ed is dedicated to building Georgia's future workforce by bringing together Technology Association of GA professional resources with educators and young people to "elevate the quality and effectiveness of GA's schools" to increase the number of students pursuing STEM careers and prepare them for the digital information workplace. Learn more at: www.tagedonline.org.
Left: With WIT's Women of the Year 2015 Julie Haley and Serena Sacks, plus Heather Heydet, Marketek.
Right: At WIT Connect 2015 with Jason Maddox - CIO Roark Capital Group, Mike Verdesca - CIO Focus Brands, and John Lukas - CIO Arby's.
Junior Achievement of GA fosters work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses hands on learning to inspire K-12 students to dream big and reach their full potential. Join the efforts at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-georgia.
TAG Ed and Junior Achievement (JA) working together at McNair Middle School for GA STEM DAY 2014 make a powerful combination in supporting the JA Charter while fostering excitement and interest in STEM careers.
GGIT Career Explorations Team - Cobb County Library GEMS - July 2014
Supporting Women In Business WIB) at Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) - April 2013
GGIT Career Explorations at Ron Clark Academy - November 2013
GIRLS GET IT engaged nearly 500 young ladies from metro Atlanta middle and high schools in 2014! Over 250 attendees were first time participants!
WIT ON CAMPUS engaged with 320 students from 22 college and universities. Since October 2012, WIT ON CAMPUS has hosted 8 Behind-the-Scenes events and 9 career enrichment programs.
GGIT Career Explorations getting to know these smart young women at Price MS - January 2015
Table Mentoring at GeorgiaFIRST Robotics Competition at GA World Congress Center - March 2014
TAG Education and Junior Achievement partner during GA STEM Day - May 2014
Excited to have been an auction candidate for WIT Connect 2015! For over the past 20 years, WIT Connect has auctioned off some of Atlanta's most highly visible technology executives and raised over $2 million to support the development and advancement of women of all ages in STEM professions. WIT Connect is one of the premier Atlanta networking events of the year with over 850 top level executives in the technology field in attendance. Join us and support the cause with your participation every June at the Georgia Aquarium. Special thanks to 2015 presenting sponsor, Dell, and Technology Sponsor, Endava. Learn more and register at www.mywit.org Signature Events.
GGIT Career Explorations partnering with SalesForce and Cognizant at Paul West MS - September 2014
Partnering with Douglas County FIRST Robotics team - October 2015
In collaboration with the Sandy Springs Education Force for WIT Girls Career Explorations workshop at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School - October 2015.
Reuniting with the young ladies from Walton High School and Duluth High School for GGIT Career Explorations with SalesForce Pardot at GeorgiaFIRST Robotics Competition at GA World Congress Center - March 2015