About WITI

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Carolyn Leighton founded WITI to help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology (read the story or watch the video.) WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally.

WITI’s ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide.

WITI'S MISSION IS TO

  • Empower innovators.
  • Inspire future generations.
  • Build inclusive cultures.

WITI'S GOALS

  • Become the gold standard for gender inclusivity.
  • Make men part of the solution.
  • Empower men & women, bring out the best in both.

WITI CORPORATE MEMBERS

WITI now provides an outsourced solution to power companies' women's networks. We currently provide these services for ADP, AT&T, eBay, EMC, GEICO, IBM, and Life Technologies. While these companies already had some programming in place, they particularly like our services for their employees because it allows women (and some of the men) to participate in programs around the globe. We offer 2 to 4 live webinars a month in addition to a library of content on the web that helps them grow in their careers and life in general. We also have live events, meet-ups at industry events, networking, mentoring, etc.

In addition to the employee training and retention services, we also support recruiting initiatives, product branding initiatives, personal branding or your key people and working with you to make yours the company of choice for professional, tech savvy women.

Our recruiting services include scraping all of your jobs and adding them to our jobs database, setting up targeted events to help you attract the passive candidates you cannot find through other areas, and work with you on other creative ideas to help you get hires.

WITI NETWORKS

WITI Professional Network

For professional women who consider technology central to their businesses, careers and professions, WITI Networks provide amazing connections, resources and opportunities - all in a supportive environment that includes men who champion WITI's mission.

WITI Corporate Network

For organizations that want to reach decision makers, hire "star" employees and increase their bottom line by tapping into the power of WITI's products and services. Businesses benefit by recognizing that women's leadership skills and purchasing power are the greatest economic force at work in the American economy today.

WITI Industry-Based Networks (WIN)

WITI WIN provides a forum for professionals to network with each other, forge connections, share resources and discover opportunities in their technology industry.

WITI MEMBER PROFILE

Where
  • Around the Globe
What Type of Organization
  • Corporation
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Small Business Owner
  • Consultant
  • Student
Who
  • Women using the power of technology
  • All Functions: Finance, Human Resources, IT, Management, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Engineering, etc.
When

Every career stage:

  • College or University Student
  • Entry Level
  • Mid-Level Manager
  • Individual Contributor
  • Executive
  • Small Business Owner
  • Member of the Professions

WITI MEMBER DEMOGRAPHICS

Statistics about our members are available here.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES WITI?

We're The First

WITI is proud of being the first organization to recognize technology as being a means to advancing women in corporate America and in their own businesses. Today, our members encompass ANY woman that celebrates the role that technology plays in her career, business and life.

We're Proactive

Women talk and we listen. We are not "just" a networking organization. We have creative and innovative products and services that you just don't find in other women's organizations.

We Team with Men

From the beginning, WITI was different because we didn't espouse the "male bashing" that was prevalent in other women's organizations at the time. Even today, WITI stands apart. We encourage men to join WITI and we include men in our programming efforts. One of WITI's mandates is bridging the connections between men and women in order to open more doors and opportunities for WITI members.

We Team With Business

WITI has developed corporate programs that help businesses increase their bottom line. Working with WITI makes sense. Businesses can reach women decision makers, hire "star" employees, increase market share in a virtually untapped market, find suppliers that get the job done more effectively, and more!

Our Alliances

WITI realizes that we can't change the world alone! We have put into place dynamic alliance programs, such as industry discounts, business tools, and additional networking opportunities. For our corporate clients, our partnerships offer a powerful means of reaching thousands of additional women worldwide with information about products and services. Since women are the primary purchasers of just about everything, this translates into a cost-effective way to impact bottom line. Current Alliances.

Our Corporate Partners

WITI has been fortunate to cultivate valuable relationships with world-class businesses that are not only committed to diversity and the advancement of women, but also recognize the amazing purchasing power of women and the bottom line benefit of reaching women as consumers. Current Partners.

HOW WITI IS ORGANIZED

WITI consists of two entities: WITI Professional Association, a for profit Professional Trade Association and Media Company, and the WITI Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Both work together to make a positive difference for women, while conscientiously maintaining the legal and ethical boundaries required by the different structures.

WITI Professional Association and Media Company

The WITI Professional Association (WITI PA) has become the world's leading trade association for professional tech savvy women.

The WITI Networks, part of the WITI PA, are designed to establish WITI in communities throughout the world. WITI Networks are established to help WITI members in their communities fast forward their businesses & careers and effectively handle their challenges through the tools, connections and resources WITI provides, such as:

  • Providing online and in-person forums
  • Offering online access to technology business and professional resources
  • Connecting members to core competency experts
  • Utilizing the WITI platform for a variety of member recognition programs
  • Providing on-line and offline mentoring programs
  • Creating speaking opportunities at WITI and other industry events
  • Providing a Marketplace to promote WITI member businesses
WITI Foundation

WITI's Women in Technology Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 1995 to promote philanthropic projects to encourage and support young girls and women in the pursuit of careers in science and technology. The Foundation's WITI Hall of Fame awardswas created to highlight and recognize the incredible accomplishments of women in science and technology. The Women in Technology Foundation also supports various charities with aligned goals and objectives.

WITI EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAMS

WITI Professional Association

Carolyn Leighton
CEO, Chairwoman & Founder

David Leighton
President

Parna Sarkar-Basu
Marketing Communications

Complete Staff List

Advisory Board member biographies are available here.

WITI Foundation

foundation@corp.witi.com WITI has Networks around the world. More information on WITI Networks is available here.

Press and Corporate Contact

press@corp.witi.com
818-788-9484
www.witi.com