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August 20, 2014 10:00 ET

Atlanta Technology Leaders on Business RadioX Hosts Special Edition: Preparing Women for the STEM Workforce

Atlanta Technology Leaders Features Influential Women in the STEM Industry

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - Atlanta Technology Leaders featured powerful women in the STEM industry on the August 14, 2014 show on Business RadioX. Guests included Carmen Hodnett of Burnette Insurance, Natoshia Anderson of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Valarie W. Mackey of the Coca Cola Company, Denise Reese of Endava US LLC and Tracy Zucco of Brambles Group.

Carmen Hodnett is the Risk Manager of Burnette Insurance. Hodnett spoke on Atlanta Technology Leaders about Women In Technology (WIT) and its vision.

"Our vision is to be the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce," explained Hodnett. "By 2020, we hope to have 50%; right now, we're in the single digits."

Two years ago, for the first time in history, women surpassed men in obtaining bachelor's and advanced degrees. While this is an important step in the professional development of women in the workforce, the gender gap in the STEM workforce has grown, and women hold less than one quarter of all STEM jobs today.

The mission of WIT and other organizations geared toward women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is to reach as many women as possible early in their careers. The gender gap in the STEM workforce has grown, and powerful women in Georgia are trying to close it as much as they can.

To learn more about WIT and these featured guests, listen to this interview in its entirety on Atlanta Technology Leaders.

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Each week, Atlanta Technology Leaders interviews Executives, Providers, and Thought Leaders in the Technology community -- exploring Trends, sharing Best Practices, and reporting exciting new developments on the Technology scene. Sponsored by Band of Coders, Atlanta Technology Leaders airs each Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern at

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