Four Prestigious Leaders in Science and Technology Accepted Into WITI Hall of Fame SANTA CLARA, CA – (MARKET WIRE) – 09/05/2007 – WITI (Women in Technology International), the nation's leading professional organization for tech-savvy women, is proud to announce the induction of four trailblazing professionals and thought leaders into its 2007 Hall of Fame program. These exceptional women will be celebrated on September 27, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, during an honorary awards ceremony and dinner.
This year's honorees are being acknowledged for their impressive work and accomplishments in areas of science and technology. Additionally, they have utilized their influential positions in top companies to advance diversity and acceptance for women in the workplace.
The 2007 WITI Hall of Fame inductees are:
-- Wanda M. Austin is senior vice president of the National Systems
Group at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Austin joined The
Aerospace Corporation as a Member of the Technical Staff in 1979.
During her tenure, she has made significant contributions to
States -- the highest recognition of American innovation.
"These brilliant women are excellent leaders, and role models for young women eagerly seeking an academic or career path in a technology or science field," said Carolyn Leighton, CEO, chairwoman and founder of WITI. "Their accomplishments surpass the greatest of our expectations, and provide inspiration and encouragement to us all."
Individual tickets and tables are available for the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Gala, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara on Thursday, September 27 2007 at 6:00 pm, as part of the "Women and Technology Summit," a three-day professional educational and networking conference.
This is the 12th anniversary of WITI's Hall of Fame ceremony, which is sponsored by the Women in Technology Foundation. The WITI Hall of Fame award is considered the most prestigious recognition for women in technology and science. This event was designed to recognize innovative women across different fields of technology, and, to encourage young girls and women to become more technology literate and pursue careers in these fields.
For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.witi.com/center/conferences/2007/siliconvalley/index.php
WITI is the nation's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide connections, resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.