Mission and Overview:

To enhance the promotion of Women in Technology through obtaining corporate sponsorships to support WIT. Attract new sponsors and sustain support from existing sponsors. Promote our sponsors to WIT members through speaking and presentation opportunities.

The Sponsorship committee is responsible for establishing a sponsorship program for WIT; defining the levels of sponsorship associated with the amount of donations; and developing, approaching, and sustaining sponsors.

Sponsors are critical to WIT, as a significant portion of the funding and resources for WIT’s many programs are derived from Sponsorships. The Sponsorship Committee is a dynamic team which is responsible for maintaining the relationship with our current sponsors and developing new sponsors. The key responsibilities of this committee are:

Relationship Management with Current Sponsors: 

  • Facilitates involvement of Sponsors as active WIT members, speakers, hosts of special events, and underwriters of key programs
  • Sends monthly emails to Sponsors communicating upcoming key events and programs
  • Serves as a liaison to our Sponsors for other WIT committees 
  • Hosts quarterly “roundtables” (2 virtual; 2 in person) to keep Sponsors in touch with WIT
  • Hosts occasional Sponsor Appreciation events, including our WIT Holiday Party
  • Oversees the sponsor renewal process

Development of New Sponsors:

  • Handles email inquiries from prospective companies
  • Coordinates and conducts conference calls with prospective companies to understand their goals and pitch the benefits of each Sponsorships level
  • Launches periodic initiatives to recruit new sponsors
  • Attends the WIT Job Fair to recruit new Sponsors
  • Leverages personal and professional network to promote WIT
  • Promotes WIT on social media platforms
  • Monitors and tracks prospect list

Meeting Time and Location:

Once a month via zoom; dates and time determined by the committee.

Committee Volunteering Opportunities:

Our committee is always seeking new volunteers to assist in the engagement with current sponsors and outreach to new prospective sponsors. Though a sales or business development background is not required for this committee, volunteers do need to be comfortable presenting and calling key company contacts. We promote WIT in a professional and enthusiastic manner.

For more information please contact: [email protected]

Strategic Alliances

Mission and Overview:

Forge long-term relationships with professional and community organizations that share WIT’s values by collectively promoting the advancement of women in the technology industries.

Capitalize on these alliances by connecting WIT committees with strategic partners to help foster WIT values in membership, networking, and professional development.

For more information please contact: [email protected]

Jenny Sokalski
Board Member and Chair, Sponsorship
[email protected]

Megan Chapman
Vice Chair, Sponsorship   
[email protected]