June 11, 2009 07:00 ET

Women in Technology International Names IBM Executive Sandy Carter to WITI Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - WITI (Women in Technology International), the premier trade association for women in the technology industry, is pleased to welcome Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President, Software Group Channels, as a member of WITI's Advisory Board.

The board position officially started May 1, 2009 and continues through May 1, 2012. As an Advisory Board member, Sandy has the opportunity to profoundly influence and shape the future of WITI, and support WITI's goals and core values, including:

--  Improve the perception of professional women as equal partners and
    contributors worldwide;
--  Promote the importance of technology literacy for girls and women;
--  Transform work environments to recognize and reward the contributions
    women are making to every level of their organization.

Members of the Advisory Board are selected for their uncompromising commitment to the global advancement of women to achieve equal opportunities in corporate, academic and government environments. They also represent centers of influence in these sectors and are highly respected as leaders in business and technology.

"IBM is committed to WITI in supporting advancement of technology and innovation in the marketplace. It is an honor to be part of such a prestigious organization to help further influence the industry through social media, networking and coaching mechanisms," said Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President Software Group Channels.

Members of the Advisory Board are trusted confidential advisors to the WITI team; generally meeting quarterly and staying in close communication to develop and execute strategies which support WITI's goals and mission.

"Sandy Carter represents the quintessential WITI woman -- a smart, talented leader in technology who is highly regarded by her peers and the technology community at large. Sandy has demonstrated her commitment to women in technology and the WITI organization for many years. We are looking forward to our newly strengthened relationship with Sandy and the impact her involvement as an Advisory Board Member will have on WITI's expanded ability to make a significant difference for women around the world," said Carolyn Leighton, Founder and Chairwoman of WITI.

About WITI

WITI is the leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide connections, resources and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

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