SOURCE: Executive Alliance

November 08, 2005 09:00 ET

Women in Technology Announces the 2005 Best Employers in Georgia Awards Winners

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2005 -- Women In Technology (WIT), the leading association committed to the development of Georgia's businesswomen in the technology industry and a society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), today announced its winners for the 4th Annual WIT's Best Employers in Georgia Awards, presented in special partnership with the TAG HR Society and sponsored by Platinum sponsor, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Winners were announced during the WIT's Best Employers in Georgia Awards ceremony on Friday, November 4th at the Hotel InterContinental in Buckhead.

The 2005 WIT's Best Employers in Georgia Award winners are:

Midsize Class (annual revenue greater than $100 million and less than $1 billion)

--  Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Enterprise Class (annual revenue greater than $1 billion)
--  McKesson Provider Technologies
"Microsoft, as this year's Platinum sponsor, congratulates these winners who have done an outstanding job of developing and implementing programs for the growth and visibility of talented female professionals," said Microsoft Greater Southeast District General Manager Kirsten Kliphouse. "We hope that other companies will be inspired by these examples to innovate within their own organizations."

Previous winners of the WIT's Best Employers in Georgia Awards include The Weather Channel, MATRIX Resources and EarthLink. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has won for two consecutive years.

"Awards such as WIT's Best Employers in Georgia recognize organizations that have realized the value, both to the employees and to the organization, that is brought by creating leadership development opportunities for women in the executive ranks," said Ann Franks, chief information officer of Lanier Worldwide and chair of the 2005 awards program. "Our winners are wonderful examples of how this has worked successfully, elevating both the talented female leadership and the organization as a whole."

In addition to Microsoft, other sponsors include Gold sponsor The Home Depot; Silver sponsors Lanier Worldwide, Avaya, Southern Company and Intellinet; Bronze sponsors ICS and Patron sponsor What's Up Interactive. The event is also supported by media sponsor TechLINKS.

About Women in Technology (WIT)

Women in Technology (WIT) is the leading (all volunteer, not-for-profit) association devoted to the development of Georgia's businesswomen in the technology industry. WIT accelerates the growth path of women through initiatives that promote visibility and opportunities for their individual goals and success in the industry. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves more than 5,000 members of the Georgia technology community. WIT hosts bimonthly meetings with nationally recognized speakers who address business issues of particular interest to women, although men are always invited to attend. WIT also sponsors a number of initiatives like WIT Mentor, Executive Roundtables, Woman Launch, Executive Coaching and WIT's Executive Speakers Bureau. WIT presents premier annual events including The Woman of the Year in Technology Award, WIT's Best Employer Award and WIT Connect, which is WIT's annual fundraiser. Through it's philanthropic arm, the WIT Foundation, WIT organizes and funds programs like Girls-Get-IT and WIT on Track. For more information on WIT, visit

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a non-profit organization that serves the technology community in Georgia. TAG is dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry and provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving. TAG helps to bring the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. Founded in 1999 through the merger of the Business & Technology Alliance (B&TA), the Southeastern Software Association (SSA) and Women in Technology (WIT); TAG is one of the largest state technology associations in the nation. TAG is made up of several thousand members representing technology leaders from over 1,500 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations. TAG recognizes the support and contributions of its Premier Patron; Kilpatrick Stockton and Patrons; Hunton & Williams, Computer Associates, Deloitte and Noro-Moseley Partners. For more information on TAG, visit

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.

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