CRISTINE GOLLAYAN: President Women In Technology (WIT)

Cristine Gollayan is the President of Women In Technology (WIT). Cristine is a Senior Manager for Sony’s Global Information Security Department, deploying security programs throughout Sony’s Operating Companies. Prior to Sony, she was an Advisory Project Manager in IBM’s Managed Security Services, Program Manager in Verizon’s Identity & Access Management Division, and Global Manager for Verizon’s Governance Project Management teams in the US, LatAm, EMEA, and AsiaPac regions. She also worked as a Consultant for Bell Atlantic, MCI WorldCom, and AT&T, and started her career as a Software Engineer at Sprint.

Women in Technology (WIT) has the sole aim of advancing women in technology — from the classroom to the  boardroom.  WIT meets its vision through a variety of leadership development, technology education, networking and mentoring opportunities for women at all levels of their careers. WIT is a locally based organization that has over 1000 members in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia metro region.

Our Annual Leadership Awards, which recognizes women in technology organizations or affiliated organizations for their outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the areas of thought leadership, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Women In Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by providing female students in middle school, high school, and college with education, exposure and experience. By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future. Today, WIT has over 20,000 members in Georgia, 50,000 members worldwide and our team of more than 250 volunteers deliver professional development and networking opportunities to each of our professionals and programs at no charge to more than 3,000 students. WIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we are committed to making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEAM workforce by partnering with our community to provide opportunities that champion women throughout their education and career.