WiTT News

  • Mon, May 16, 2022 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    [Nashville, Tennessee, May 11, 2022] Women in Technology of Tennessee has partnered with Nashville State Community College to provide a $2,000 scholarship to female students looking to return to school. 

    The WiTT Nashville State Community College scholarship is designed to support women who demonstrate a passion for technology and are two or more years out from high school, home school or from receiving their GED. Up to two scholarships are available annually, and both are $2,000 awards. 

    Sasha Mullins Lassiter, a current undergraduate student pursuing her degree in cybersecurity at Nashville State Community College, received the scholarship in 2021 as second-year student. Receiving the scholarship opened the door to new opportunities for her education and career, allowing her to find new hope after facing discrimination in her former career. 

    “Since I was an adult who had never gone to college, it was a daunting mission,” Lassiter says. “But I was ready for it. I was incredibly focused, determined, and ready to begin a new chapter and new career direction.” 

    In addition to receiving funds for educational pursuits, each WiTT Nashville State Community College scholarship recipient also receives a free year of membership with WiTT. This membership offers access to professional development events and additional opportunities to network and grow in their field. 

    “There is an enormous opportunity to belong to a group of trail-blazing females in the technology sector,” Lassiter says. “The people that I have met, lift up one another and provide encouragement and great career advice.” 

    “No matter what your career level or education level, it is essential to surround yourself with like-minded, ambitious people who are encouraging and knowledgeable about your field of interest.”

    Empowering the next generation of women in technology is part of WiTT’s mission. Since 1999, WiTT has hosted education and networking events, outreach opportunities and scholarship and internship programs that help members contribute to the success of the amazing women in our community. The organization understands the importance of community and equipping women throughout Middle Tennessee to shape the future of technology. 

    “WiTT sees scholarships as one of the most effective ways to impact our community and propel more women into tech careers. We award anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 annually in scholarships to women at all stages of their educational journey,” WiTT President Amy Harris says. “Helping women like Sasha pursue their dreams is core to our mission, and we can’t wait to see what comes next for her.” 

    To learn more about WiTT scholarships, visit wittn.org/scholarships. The next deadline for this year’s WiTT Nashville State Community College scholarships is May 30, 2022. 

    About Women in Technology of Tennessee 

    Women in Technology of Tennessee connects women with a community that believes in and advocates for them. Through education, networking, scholarships and community outreach, WiTT promotes women in technology and helps carve a path for the next generation. To learn more about WiTT, visit wittn.org.

  • Tue, May 10, 2022 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    The 2022 WiTT Diversity Scholarships has been awarded to Kayla Stevenson.

    To enhance diversity in the Middle Tennessee tech industry, the WiTT Diversity Scholarship supports a female student in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who comes from a traditionally underrepresented minority within IT and intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. Scholarship is valued at $2,500 and awarded to two recipients.

    Kayla Stevenson

    Kayla Stevenson will be attending University of Tennessee Knoxville to pursue a degree in Computer Science. She also volunteers at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. Kayla is described by her teachers as passionate and focused in her desire to bring her perspective to computer science and software engineering. Congratulations Kayla and Go Vols!

  • Tue, May 10, 2022 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the 2022 WiTT Membership Scholarship winner, Sarah Beck! 

    Sarah is pursuing her MBA at Lipscomb University with a concentration in Sustainability in Business. She is currently with Schneider Electric as a Global Sustainability program manager, with prior experience in engineering design and project management.

    The WiTT Member Scholarship Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of a technology degree (graduate or undergraduate) that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field. The $3,500 scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university headquartered in the United States, although the recipient must reside in middle Tennessee. The scholarship is awarded twice a year, in January and June.

  • Tue, May 10, 2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Hannah Bhattacharya who was selected for the WiTT College Scholarship for $5,000!

    Hannah is a Ravenwood High School graduate who will be attending Vanderbilt University in the fall to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience.

    The WiTT College Scholarship is designed to encourage more women to consider careers in technology and bring more gender diversity to the industry. Female high school seniors in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who will be enrolling in college with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field are eligible for the scholarship.

    Hannah will double major in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University to further her interest in utilizing technological innovations to discover medical breakthroughs and research marvels.

  • Wed, April 27, 2022 10:30 AM | Anonymous
  • Mon, April 04, 2022 9:54 AM | Anonymous

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    UDig: Technical Business Analyst

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    Wellpath: Software QA Manager

  • Sun, January 02, 2022 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the recipients of our quarterly WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant!

    We awarded a total of $9,824.00 to 6 teachers this year and selected 4 winners in Q4! 

    Nathan Fields, J.T Moore Middle School

    Grant awarded to utilize Microsoft Class Notebook to create digital spaces where we can collaborate and share information as class. Each student is creating their own digital portfolio that they will use to compile their learning.

    Sarah Hall, Henry C. Maxwell

    Grant award for Ozobots. "While working with the Ozobots we were able to explore different careers that involved coding and many students left the classroom wanting to be programmers by the end of the year."

    Lily Joy, East Middle Magnet School

    Grant awarded for STEAM kits. "These hands-on STEAM kits will allow students to utilize 21st Century skills while applying knowledge of the standards."

    Brittany Paschall, Croft Middle School

    Grant awarded for ISTE Certification for Educators program, the first step in becoming an ISTE Certified Educator. ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators.
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