It’s that time of year again—Women in Technology’s Women of the Year Awards are here! On Thursday, November 14, over 800 industry thought leaders and influencers in STEAM will converge at the 2019 WIT WOTY Awards to recognize and announce the Woman of the Year. We can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of some of Georgia’s top female visionaries in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. 

These women are breaking through new barriers in business and making a difference in their communities. Here’s a cheat sheet you can use to connect with each of the amazing 2019 finalists before the big event.

The 2019 WIT WOTY Awards Finalists

Large Category

Edwina Payne
SVP and Chief Enterprise Architect

Maigh Houlihan
Technology & Community Catalyst
[LinkedIn, Twitter]

Noni Gonzalez
VP, Commercial Applications
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Medium Category

Andrea Kando
Head of Product, Marketing & Communications 
[LinkedIn, Twitter

Dorren Schmitt
Director, Information Technology
Weather Group, The Weather Channel

Lauren Roberts
VP, Sales

Small Category

Karen Houghton
VP of Atlanta Tech Village, Venture Partner at Atlanta Ventures
Atlanta Tech Village
[LinkedIn, Twitter

Mary Pat Donnellon
Chief Revenue Officer
[LinkedIn, Twitter]

Noelle London
Director Innovation Entrepreneurship and Startup Ecosystems
Invest Atlanta
[LinkedIn, Twitter]

Non-Profit Education Category

Candice Alger
Professor of Practice, AR, VR, Virtual Production at CMI, GSU
GSU / Creative Media Industries Institute

Lynn Fountain
Division Chief
Georgia Tech Research Institute

Sonal Dekhane
Chair of Faculty, IT & Professor IT
Georgia Gwinnett College 

Non-Profit Organization Category

Bernie Dixon
Chairman and President 
[LinkedIn, Twitter]

Connie Haynes
Chief Executive Officer
GeorgiaFIRST Robotics

Shalima (Shally) Pannikode
SVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer
WellStar Health System 

Congratulations to all of the WIT Awards nominees! This is one of our favorite events of the year, and the 3Ci team can’t wait to attend. We are proud to promote and support these successful women in STEAM. 

If you can’t make it to this year’s big event, be sure to follow the hashtag #WITAwards2019. Also, keep an eye out for exclusive interviews with some of Atlanta’s top women in tech on 3Ci’s TechCONNECT show. 

You can learn more about Atlanta-based nonprofit Women in Technology right here or follow them on Twitter at @WITGeorgia.