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.
Trisha Stezzi is an award-winning change-maker with a two-decade track-record of helping Fortune 500 brands create strategic win-win cause collaborations. In 2017, Trisha founded her own purpose-driven agency and speakers bureau, Significance, to unleash the potential of people and brands to be a force for good.
People long for meaningful connection, inclusion, and for opportunities to be part of something greater. Significance’s purpose-driven strategies, experiences, programs, partnerships, campaigns, and world-class speakers help organizations bridge corporate purpose with personal purpose while generating both social impact and strategic business results.
Trisha is also the Co-Founder and the Americas Lead for Sideshift, a “social opportunity network” – think: a mix of Netflix and Facebook , but with a purpose.
The Sideshift Summit “Changing Perspectives – Redefining Sustainability” brings together more than 50 thought-leaders to share insights and create a worldwide conversation about wellbeing, sustainability, success and happiness – in ourselves, our communities, our organizations and our planet. It’s a place to learn from each other and find solutions by thinking differently – and it’s free for everyone to join! See you there: www.Sideshift.net/Summit
Trisha is the Volunteer Program Director of Women in Technology’s WIT Forums, is an active volunteer at Conscious Capitalism Atlanta, is a Giving Gracefully Awards Host Committee Member, and is a Conspiracy or Love “Co-Conspirator” and #GoodLunch and #GoodDinner Atlanta Host.
Penny Collins joins WIT from First Data Corporation, where she served as Chief Technology Control Officer, Global Lead for Disaster Recovery Application Development, and Head of Global Cyber Security and Controls PMO. In addition to leading the company’s technology compliance and controls, she was also the global leader for First Data’s Women’s Leadership Council, and a solid champion for the organization’s support of WIT as a strategic partner.
Prior to First Data, Penny spent time as a business owner and entrepreneur, was Chief Process and Usability Officer for British Telecom (BT), and has spent her career leading global technology teams. She was awarded Women in Payments’ award for Education in 2019 and is an active member of the Atlanta non-profit community.