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Atlanta Gathering Celebrates, Encourages The Progress Of Women In Technology

Penny Collins of Women in Technology spoke to nearly 1,000 people who gathered at the ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium recently. She shed light on the road ahead for women who are interested in technology in Georgia.
Penny Collins of Women in Technology spoke to nearly 1,000 people who gathered at the ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium recently. She shed light on the road ahead for women who are interested in technology in Georgia.
Credit Lisa Rayam / WABE

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in the ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium recently to celebrate the progress that women have made in the field of technology. But more strides must still be made.

Penny Collins
Penny Collins is president and CEO of Women in Technology. CREDIT LISA RAYAM / WABE

The nonprofit Women in Technology, or WIT,  is actively recruiting women seeking a career change — especially single women looking for a way to better their lives.

Penny Collins is president and CEO of Women in Technology. She shed light on the road ahead for women who are interested in technology here in Georgia.

WIT is a nonprofit designed to empower girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

Collins encourages interested women to visit the website, www.mywit.org.

The website features various courses and workshops addressing careers in technology.  The key to a woman’s success is accessibility, Collins says.

In this era of severe security breaches, Collins says, cybersecurity professionals are vital in today’s business world. Women in particular are considered good candidates for the field because they are known to pay attention to detail, and they offer good communication and organizations skills.

WABE “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam sat down to talk to Penny Collins about WIT and what the organization offers women across metro Atlanta.