Women in Technology Announces New Leadership for 2017-2018 Year

Tysons Corner, VA, August 7, 2017 –  Women in Technology (WIT), a renowned professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in technology, has announced its 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  The organization, which focuses on the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia technology community, has also expanded its Leadership team to meet increased demand for services and programs among Washington’s WIT community.    

Leading the organization as this year’s President is Trish Barber, Founder of 3 Ways Digital.  Prior to assuming the Presidential role, Trish served as a Board Member at Large for the Emerging Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG) and as Chair for the Girls in Technology program.

“Women in Technology has been serving women in the greater DC region for over 20 years and we think there's no better time for women to be moving their careers forward,” said Trish Barber.  “Companies in the DC Metro area are so eager to have women in leadership roles, support the STEM pipeline, identify female leaders who are great examples for younger women to follow and find ways to become more family friendly in support of women. WIT helps individuals and companies succeed. Companies recognize that an affiliation with WIT magnifies their internal efforts in these areas. In 2017/18 WIT will highlight leadership and is looking forward to identifying and developing women leaders from the classroom to the boardroom.”

2017-2018 Women in Technology Board
Trish Barber – President 
Kathryn Harris – Immediate Past President
Margo Dunn – President-Elect
Nicole Repass – Secretary
Leslie Bauer – Treasurer
Daphne Wotherspoon – Board Member At Large, Special Events
Denise Hart – Board Member At Large, Executive Development
Angela Morrison, Board Member At Large, Emerging Leaders (GIT,YPSIG)
Belinda Collins – Board Member at Large, Member Development
Maureen Caulfield – Sponsorship & Strategic Alliance Chair
Carrie Drake – Communications Chair
Michelle Raedel – Membership Chair
Irene Lane - Programs Chair

Non-Voting Ex Officio:
Marian McKee – STEM for Her Chair 

2017-2018 Leadership Team
Felicia Thorpe – Communications, Vice Chair PR & Media Relations
Cara LaMaina – Communications, Vice Chair Social Media
Suzanne Porter-Kuchay – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Chair
Mary-Lambert Rossi – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Vice Chair
Sandra Herrmann – Job Fair, Chair
Michelle Olson – Job Fair, Vice Chair
Melissa Mule – Leadership Awards, Chair
Katie Junge – Leadership Awards, Vice Chair Social Media
Marguerete Luter – The Leadership Foundry, Chair
Jan Gaudaen – The Leadership Foundry, Vice Chair
Meg Lombardo – Membership Committee, Vice Chair Renewals
Anna Colton – Mentorship Committee, Chair
Karen Herr – Mentorship Committee, Vice Chair
Nancy Schimizzi - Nominating Committee, Chair
Prerna Chauhan – Nominating Committee, Vice Chair
Linda Smith – Programs, Vice Chair
Kristyn Jones – Speakers Bureau, Chair
Tamara Greenspan – Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair
Tracey Moon -Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair Speaker Criteria
Geetika Tandon – Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair Readiness Programs
Viji Thatai – Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair Database Development
Michelle Durante – Sponsorship & Strategic Alliance Committee, Vice Chair 
Robin McDougal – Women Business Owners SIG, Chair
Arti P. Varanasi – Women Business Owners SIG, Vice Chair
Sarah Sims – Workforce Development, Chair
Becky Van Niman – Workforce Development, Vice Chair
Camille Stewart – Young Professionals SIG, Chair
Allyson McDougal -Young Professionals SIG, Vice Chair

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to empower women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit http://www.womenintechnology.org/ or connect with us via: FacebookLinkedIn or Twitter(@WITWomen).