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  • Wed, June 16, 2021 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    The WiTT Diversity Scholarship was created to enhance diversity in our Middle Tennessee community by supporting a female student in our community from a traditionally underrepresented minority within IT that intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. This year, WiTT is thrilled to announce Genevieve Jean-Pierre as the inaugural first place winner of the WiTT Diversity Scholarship. She received a $5,000 scholarship for her win.


    Genevieve, a graduate of Martin Luther King Jr Magnet High School, will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Artificial Intelligence at Duke University this fall. Throughout her high school career, Genevieve has been involved in several extracurricular activities that helped her explore her passions around technology including working as an Interdisciplinary Science Research Student for the School For Science And Math At Vanderbilt and acting as a Youth Science Educator for the Adventure Science Center.

    Genevieve’s goal is to create applications and technology that benefit people, especially marginalized communities, by lessening the gap in income, opportunity, and healthcare. In Genevieve’s own words, “Thank you for helping me pursue my dreams to create advances in medical technology!”  

    In addition to the first place scholarship, Noora Hama, freshman at Lipscomb University pursuing a major in Data Science, and Emra Haskic, junior at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a major in information systems, received $2500 Runner Up Scholarships.

    To learn more about all of WiTT’s scholarship opportunities, please visit https://www.wittn.org/scholarships/.


  • Wed, June 16, 2021 7:41 AM | Anonymous

    In partnership with the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt, Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) is excited to announce Sydney Simmons the inaugural recipient of the Vanderbilt Data Science Master’s Program Scholarship. This generous scholarship provides a 50% tuition scholarship for a female WiTT member who has been accepted into the Data Science master’s program at Vanderbilt.


    “WiTT is proud to support the educational and career advancement of women in technology with this new scholarship, and Sydney Simmons is a very deserving recipient for this award,” said Elise Holmes, WiTT Scholarship Director.

    Simmons spent the past five years in the Risk Management division of Morgan Stanley in New York. During that time, she saw real-world, consequential decisions being made from stress loss data and experienced the power of data analysis in shaping opinions and judgment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spurred by the power of data when effectively communicated, her curiosity eventually led her to apply for the Data Science Master’s Program at Vanderbilt and join WiTT to begin building connections within the Nashville community.

    “Networking and community outreach are two pillars of the WiTT mission that resonate with me from my past experience, and I look forward to bringing into my future. I know that I cannot achieve my ambitious intentions without the technological skills I hope to gain at Vanderbilt and the community of supportive females that encourage networking and sharing opportunities that I hope to engage with through WiTT,” said Simmons.

    The Data Science Master’s Program Scholarship is made possible through the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt. The program is designed to be computationally intensive, with a focus on statistical principles while remaining accessible to students with broad educational backgrounds. The degree has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, encourages students to interact with faculty across campus and work with data on topics they are passionate about, and connects to Nashville’s growing data science emphasis in the health care and technology sectors.

    “We look forward to seeing all that Sydney will accomplish during and after the completion of her data science master’s degree through the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt,” said Holmes.

    To date, WiTT has awarded over $200,000 in scholarship opportunities to help women returning to school, as well as high school and college girls, succeed in technology-related fields. For more information about this and other scholarships, visit the WiTT website.

    About Vanderbilt’s Data Science Master’s Program

    The data science master’s program at Vanderbilt University is designed to be computationally intensive, with a focus on statistical principles while remaining accessible to students with broad educational backgrounds. The degree has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, encourages students to interact with faculty across campus and work with data on topics they are passionate about, and connects to Nashville’s growing data science emphasis in the health care and technology sectors. To learn more about the program, visit the Data Science Institute website.

    About WiTT

    Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) is a volunteer organization and community which equips women to shape the future of technology. Founded in 1999 as a small group of female leaders in the Nashville area, the organization has grown to include hundreds of members who seek to promote women in technology in four key areas: through scholarships, education, community outreach and networking. Thanks to its members, corporate sponsors and generous donations, WiTT has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to advance the next generation of women tech leaders. To learn more, visit WiTT’s website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


  • Fri, May 28, 2021 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    VUMC: Application Analyst

    VUMC: Senior DevOps Google Cloud Engineer 

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer 

    Palo Alto Networks: District Sales Manager, SD-WAN – South

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer

    Insight: Principal Xamarin Forms Developer

    Asurion: Product Security Engineer

    Alliance Bernstein: Senior C++ Developer

    Vanderbilt University: Associate Director, Career Management Center Coach, MBA and Data Science Institute

    l3harris: DevSecOPs Lead

    l3harris: Sr Specialist, Business Systems Analyst


  • Mon, March 29, 2021 7:29 PM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    GeodisWMS Implementation Analyst II – Manhattan

    BridgestoneManager, Digital Solutions and Industry Standards 

    Bridgestone: Master Black Belt 

    CGI: Lead .NET Developer 

    Asurion: Senior Design Researcher 

    Palo Alto NetworksCloud Security Systems Engineer 

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer 

    Insight: Enterprise Services Account Executive

    VUMCSystem Analyst 

    VUMC: PHP Application Developer 

    Trinisys: Project Manager Intern

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer 

    Vaco: Manager, Security Operations Center

  • Tue, March 02, 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous
    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    AllianceBernstein: QA Lead 

    Palo Alto Networks: Direct Sales Manager - Great Smoky Mountains

    Geodis: IT Project Manager II - Financial Applications

    Asurion: Senior Director of Product Security 

    CGI: Lead .NET Developer

    L3 Harris: Senior Specialist, Embedded Software Engineer 

    L3 Harris: Senior Specialist, Systems Engineer

    Insight: Soluntion Sales Executive

    Insight: Azure Architect

    Trinisys: Healthcare Data Engineer

  • Sun, January 31, 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous
    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    AllianceBernstein: Senior Project Manager

    CGI: BI Developer

    Asurion: Director of Software Engineering

    UDig: .Net Software Engineer

    UDig: Lead RPA Engineer

    L3Harris: Embedded Software Engineer

    L3Harris: Technical Support Engineering

    Bridgestone: Release Train Engineer

    Bridgestone: Senior Cloud Security Engineer

    VUMC: Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect

    VUMC: Director of IT

    Insight: Azure Architect

  • Sun, December 06, 2020 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.


    Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Business Intelligence Developer

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center: ETL Application Developer

    BridgestoneSr. Cloud Engineer

    Bridgestone: Sr. IAM Engineer

    L3Harris: Sr. Specialist Embedded Software Engineer

    Asurion: Sr. Product Manager

    AllianceBernstein: Project Manager

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer

    Insight: Data Scientist

    CGI: SDET

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer

    Trinisys: Engagement Manager

    Ingram: Remote Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)

  • Mon, October 26, 2020 1:48 PM | Anonymous
    We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sophia Wing, a long time WiTT member and most recently Enterprise Program Manager at BMI. Sophia was a friend and advocate for many in our community, and she will be greatly missed. To honor her memory, we have included remembrances of Sophia from her BMI colleagues and fellow WiTT members, Joy Mangrum and Theresa Zuckowsky.

    "Sophia and I became teammates at BMI in 2019 when we were hired within one month of each other. As newbies to the same team we quickly bonded over learning the ropes. We enjoyed attending the downtown WiTT networking events together and laughed every time we realized we knew the same person but somehow had not meet before. Her kind heart and clever wit were only trumped by her sweet tooth for European chocolates. Those who knew her can take some comfort in remembering the joy and laughter she brought each time she was near." - Theresa Zuckowsky

    "I had the privilege to meet Sophia several years ago at a WiTT event when we happen to sit at the same table for a topic discussion. We ended up talking for over an hour afterwards about everything and nothing that evening. Fast forward three years later at BMI, and I’m helping interview for a new hire and in walks Sophia for the interview. Needless to say, we hired her. She brought a smile with her every day and an enthusiasm in every endeavor. She mentored countless men and women throughout her career, and they speak so highly of her. She will be missed." - Joy Mangrum

  • Wed, September 09, 2020 10:29 PM | Anonymous

    "Getting this scholarship was a huge lift of the financial burden for my family and me. The scholarship offer came at the right time as it encouraged me to pay the remaining outstanding balance quickly after getting a job."

    . . .

    Back in 2018 I joined Nashville Software school with the desire to change my career to a tech-based career. I was fortunate to get the Nashville opportunity tuition program through the school. This program allowed students to attend the school and pay the tuition fee after graduation with no interest. While I had two months left to graduate, I also received a scholarship through WITT (Women in Technology of Tennessee) which allowed me to pay 30% of my outstanding balance from the program. Getting this scholarship was a huge lift of the financial burden for my family and me. The scholarship offer came at the right time as it encouraged me to pay the remaining outstanding balance quickly after getting a job. I was also able to finish and accomplish my goal on time because of the scholarship I received from WITT.

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