Women in Technology (WIT) Expands Board with Appointment of a Seventh New Board Member

Industry leaders join WIT Board to further the non-profit organization’s mission of empowering girls and women to excel in STEAM, from the classroom to the boardroom

Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization committed to empowering girls and women to excel in STEAM from the classroom to the boardroom, today announce the addition of their seventh new executive to the WIT Board: 

  • Tiwanna (Tye) Hayes, Chief Technology Officer, City of Atlanta

WIT’s new Directors recently announced: 

  • Elizabeth Hoemeke, SVP, IT Strategy and Global Business Services, Elavon
  • Amy Vasquez, SVP, Strategic Accounts, 3Ci an MAU Company
  • Tracy Ariail, Vice President, Application and Architecture, Republic National Distribution Company (RNDC)
  • Emily Clay, Sr. Director, Product Management, The Home Depot
  • Robbin Jones, Sr. Global IT Product Leader, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Eileen H. Rumfelt, Member Attorney, Miller & Martin, PLLC

WIT’s new Directors join WIT’s existing Board of Directors: 

  • Patti Dismukes, VP of Professional Services, HUNTER Technical, and WIT Board President
  • Tracy Garner, VP, AT&T (Retired), and WIT Board Chair
  • Nancy Cox, CEO, Boxford Wood Consulting, and WIT Board Vice-President
  • Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner, EVP and Chief People Officer, Cox Media Group, and WIT Board Secretary
  • Shirl Stroeing, SVP and CIO, Paradies Lagardere, and WIT Board Treasurer
  • Dani Cushion, CMO, Cardlytics
  • Christina Critzer, SVP Head of Change & Transformation, Truist
  • Wendy Frazier, Director of Consumer Software Engineering, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
  • Monika Mueller, SVP, Consulting Services, Softensity

“Our 2020 WIT Board appointments are now complete. We are so pleased to welcome these talented women to the WIT Board. Each new Board member brings a unique set of skills and talents to the organization, and will help us as we evolve what WIT offers in 2020 and beyond,” said Patti Dismukes, WIT Board President. “With these new leaders representing a diverse group of companies and backgrounds, the WIT Board will remain squarely focused on supporting WIT President and CEO Penny Collins and her team as they bring powerful STEAM-based programs and education to girls and women throughout Georgia.”

In 2019 alone, nearly 2,500 girls and young women and 14,000 women in careers were inspired, motivated, and supported in their pursuit of a STEAM career by WIT. We donated $180,000 in scholarships, and provided STEAM-based opportunities for girls and women to learn and grow. But with more than 35,000 new STEAM jobs opening each year, and a 4:1 ratio of men to women graduating in STEAM careers, there is still so much opportunity for us to make a difference.

About Women in Technology (WIT) 
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 300 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 3,000 professionals, and programs at no cost to more than 1,500 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.

WIT New Board Members 2020


“Our 2020 WIT Board appointments are now complete. We are so pleased to welcome these talented women to the WIT Board.” said Patti Dismukes, WIT Board President.