SOURCE: WITI (Women in Technology International)

July 07, 2008 19:31 ET

Margaret Anderson Named Network Director for the Leadership Council of WITI's Atlanta Network

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - WITI (Women in Technology International), the nation's leading professional trade association for tech-savvy women, today announced Margaret Anderson, Vice President at SAP Labs, has been named Network Director of the leadership council for the Atlanta network of WITI. As Network Director, Margaret will continue to strengthen alliances with existing corporate sponsors and drive opportunities for member development and growth of the WITI Atlanta network, which currently included over 1000 members.

"The Atlanta metropolitan area ranks third among cities with the most Fortune 500 companies as well as a growing hub for technology and media companies. Increasing the WITI presence in this region is a wonderful opportunity for connections to be made in the business community," Carolyn Leighton, WITI's founder and chairwoman stated. "With Margaret's impressive achievements in the technology industry and her expertise in the global sector, we are confident that the Atlanta network will continue to flourish under her direction."

"WITI's mission is to provide a supportive environment where professionals can connect, interact and collaborate on resources and develop new talent," said Margaret Anderson. "This is an exciting time for women to enhance and pursue opportunities within Atlanta's growing business environment. Through WITI, the possibilities are immense and I look forward to forging new relationships with corporations and bringing professionals together in an engaging and supportive environment."

A founding member of WITI's Global Executive Network, Margaret has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. At SAP Labs, she is currently vice president for the SAP NetWeaver RIG Americas team. Margaret has shown her expertise in managing virtual teams and has given dynamic presentations at the SAP ASUG Annual Conference and local Atlanta ASUG chapter meeting. She is also a regular contributing blogger in the SAP SDN community.

Margaret is also an active member in the Junior Achievement of Georgia. She resides in Atlanta and graduated with a degree in Computer Science, with honors, from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

WITI's Atlanta Network will be hosting their next event: "Current Trends in IT: Executing in the Current Economy, an Executive Panel Discussion" on July 31, 2008. For more information, please visit: http://www.witi.com/atlanta/meeting.php?id=2166.

About WITI:

WITI is the nation's leading trade association for women in information technology. Founded in 1989, by Carol Leighton, WITI helps women advance by providing access to -- and support from -- other professional women working in all sectors of technology. With a global network and market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has a professional association of networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia and Mexico.