Gwinnett Tech Women in Technology on Campus Chapter Concluding Strong Year

April 16, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Women in Technology on Campus Chapter Concluding Strong Year
Chapter Provides Support for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programs

The Gwinnett Tech chapter of Women in Technology (WiT) on Campus will host an Interview Skills event for members on April 22, wrapping up an active year of professional programming events that provide valuable support for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

The Interview Skills event will enable WiT student members to participate in mock interviews with their WiT mentors and to have a professional headshot taken.

It's among the last of a series of activities for the 60+ members of this new WiT chapter. Launched just over a year ago, the organization is part of a pilot program that started Women in Technology on Campus chapters at Gwinnett Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University and Spelman College.

"We've had a very strong year and have been able to provide our students some very valuable experiences – from professional development and networking opportunities to the chance to connect and learn from many of our area's women technology leaders," said chapter advisor Dr. Saeideh Sadri, Gwinnett Tech life sciences faculty member. "Our advisory board members and mentors are so generous with their time and are committed to the success of these students."

During the year, the chapter launched a mentoring program and held events on developing a professional brand and resume writing. The group visited Georgia Power and Cisco with a trip to NCR planned for the next academic year.  Additionally, the WiT Foundation offered two $500 scholarships to Gwinnett Tech WiT members.

The chapter's year will conclude with a May networking event for members and mentees, while planning for next year is already underway. The April 22 Networking Skills event will take place in the Busbee Center on campus, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Advisory board members of the Gwinnett Tech Women in Technology on Campus are:

  • Yvonne Whitaker, NCR

  • Renate Shore, Cisco

  • Mary Hester, LAN System

  • Tanzania Adams,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Rachel Baily,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Fran Forehand,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Louise Scott,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Latabia Woodward,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Stephanie Holland,
    Georgia Power/Southern Company

  • Dr. Victoria Seals,
    Gwinnett Technical College

  • Rita Patel,
    Gwinnett Technical College

  • Gail Edwards,
    Gwinnett Technical College

  • Dr. Saeideh Sadri,
    Gwinnett Technical College

The chapter's student advisory board includes:

Program coordinators:

  • Angelia Paul
  • Carmyn Martine-Boone


  • Tonya McCullohs
  • Billye Boddie


  • Kate Mitchel
  • Regina Ice

Gwinnett Tech offers more than a dozen healthcare and life sciences programs and five different degree options in computer science disciplines. In all, GTC offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit or call 770-962-7580.

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