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Release Date: 04.27.2016 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Women in Technology (WIT)

Men Who Get It: Male Executives Share How They Help Women Write Remarkable Stories

Women make up 51% of the US population and 59% of the labor force, but only about 30% of the tech workforce.

There is no single magic bullet but thanks to a multitude of articles, interviews and conversations taking place across the country and around the world about greater gender equality, we are collectively moving in the right direction. While women’s activism is critical to making progress, we can’t ignore the importance of both genders working together to create a more equitable and balanced workforce.

Disrupting the status quo is literally everyone’s business. WIT is fortunate to have strong and influential male champions who not only get it, but consistently stand beside women to promote the advancement of women leaders.

For the May Forum we rounded up some of Atlanta’s most accomplished male leaders to share their personal successes as champions for women in the workplace. 

Moderator:  John Ezzell, EVP and Co-Founder, BIAS Corporation
John partnered with one of BIAS Corporation’s female leaders to help found her own company that after two years of operation is generating $14M in revenue.  

Speakers:

  • Ben Hendrick, Global Competency Leader & Managing Partner, IBM  Ben Hendrick not only currently serves on the host committee of WIT Connect 2016 but has shown leadership for over 5 years by facilitating key sponsorships for WIT Connect and scholarships for the WIT Girls program.
  • Derek Johnson, Regional Director, ThoughtWorks, Inc.  Derek Johnson not only listens to his employees but takes action. When a female co-worker expressed concern over being the only woman on the project team, Derek set out on a mission to recruit more women.
     
  • Kyle Tothill, Co-Founder & Managing Director, eHire  Kyle is a successful entrepreneur who understands the importance of building and managing successful recruiting programs. Kyle supports WIT's mission of assisting women at every stage of their STEM careers.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 18
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 am – 9:00 am Panel Presentation with Q&A 

WHERE:
Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

REGISTER TODAY
Advanced registration tickets are $35, and $30 for TAG members.
You can also purchase a table of 10 at the TAG member rate of $300.
Registration will close on Monday, May 16th.
Please note: walk-up registration price is $40 – register early to get discounted admission!


About Women in Technology (WIT)
Women in Technology (WIT) passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM careers—from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by telling the stories of successful women and by helping more women write their own. This takes place in a wide variety of formats—from educating middle and high school girls about the opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to providing networking and education for professionals currently working in the field. With over 2,500 professionals attending our programs and events, over 500 students, and over 250 volunteers, WIT has become the largest, most active organization of its kind in the region.


Contact Info

Contact Name: Christina Beyer

Company: Women in Technology

Phone: (470) 823-3228

E-mail: cbeyer@mywit.org