The work of Women in Technology has an incredible impact.
Since 1992, Women in Technology has had a mission dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in Georgia’s technology community. Through the WIT COMMUNITY, WIT also educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in STEAM.
Tricia Dempsey is the founder and CEO of Thrive-Her, where she helps ambitious women live their purpose, and love what they do!
Unlike traditional coaching or training models, Thrive-Her combines digital courses, group coaching and a Thrive-Tribe community to transform the long-term results women can achieve. Thrive-Her’s programs are built on The Next Level framework, which helps women realize complete clarity and build bold confidence to achieve their goals, while aligning with their purpose and strengths, communicating their value, increasing their visibility and building a vibrant community of support.
Tricia has transformed her own career from a 7th-grade school teacher to an 8-figure CEO. Before starting Thrive-Her, Tricia started, scaled and sold her IT staffing firm, Agile, which was recognized for being the #2 fastest growing staffing firm in the nation, and a 3-time Inc. 5000 company. During this time, Tricia coached over 4,000 women to take their careers to the next level..
Always a passionate advocate for women, Tricia has served on the boards of Susan G. Komen, where she raised over $320,000 through her own fundraising event as well as Women in Technology, where she volunteered for over 10 years, and served as the President of the organization.
Tricia describes Thrive-Her as a movement and her life purpose and calling.
Julia Clay is the Department Chair for Communication and the Assistance Vice President of Executive Programs at Brenau University, where she is also on the First Year Experience committee, the Faculty Leadership Team, as well as the Academic Affairs and Academic Council committees.
Julia has been a professor at Brenau for 13 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Auburn University, and her Doctor of Business Administration and Leadership from Walden University. She was also a member of the 2018 Governor’s Teaching Fellowship class and serve on the Executive Board of the Georgia Communication Association. She’s actively involved in the Gainesville/ Hall County community and serve in the United Way, WomenSource, Northeast Georgia History Center, Rotary Club of Gainesville, and serves on the Gainesville City Council.
Julia completed Leadership Hall County, previously served on the VISION2030 board, and volunteer(ed) with Elachee Nature Science Center, Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, among other organizations.
Trisha Stezzi is a ‘Sherpa of Purpose.’ Her agency, Significance, provides strategies, experiences, and thought leaders to unleash the power of purpose in organizations of all sizes.
“Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential.”
-Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock
Trisha founded Significance to unleash the potential of people and brands to be a force for good. Consumers, employees, and investor expectations now include delivering authentic opportunities to contribute to a higher purpose. Significance provides the strategic guidance, support, tools, and highly curated Purpose-Driven Speakers Bureau needed to drive value, fulfillment, belonging, empathy, social impact AND business returns.
Trisha found her calling early on and never looked back! She’s an award-winning marketer and cause-marketer that has developed purpose-driven business and marketing solutions for organizations of all sizes and shapes for over twenty years, including Fortune 500 brands, small and medium organizations, nonprofits, and social enterprises. She loves building programs that light people up while creating multiple value streams.
Connect with Trisha on LinkedIn.