The work of Women in Technology has an incredible impact.
Since 1992, Women in Technology has had a mission dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in Georgia’s technology community. Through the WIT COMMUNITY, WIT Also educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.
Sandy Welfare / WIT
Sandy D. Welfare is the Executive Director of Women In Technology (WIT). Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Cool Girls Inc, an award-winning early intervention after-school program dedicated to the empowerment of girls (2009-2015).
Sandy’s career began in 1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut where she joined Rand Insurance as the Controller. Six years later, she accepted a position with Lucent Technologies, an international telecommunications leader, holding a number of positions including serving as Accounting and Treasury Manager in Singapore (1999-2000) and then as Senior Manager in Australia and New Zealand (2000-2002). Sandy returned to Atlanta in 2002 as Senior Manager of Global Financial Services.
In 2003, Sandy accepted a position as Director of Operations for Xchanging, a business processing outsourcing company. In 2006, her career took her to London, England as Managing Director for professional services, where she managed global business processing services for bank financial transactions, insurance and retail.
Sandy received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She serves on the board of several non-profits, including Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Sandy resides in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Cliff and son, Soloman.
Mona Charif / NTT Data, Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mona Charif is an award-winning marketing and communications professional with a proven track record of over-achievement. She is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Office for NTT Data, Inc., a world-class IT services firm and systems integrator. Her focus is on programs and campaigns that increase client understanding of how NTT DATA helps them achieve their business goals.
Mona is dedicated to fostering awareness on diversity in the workplace, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) training for girls and young women. She is the proud mother of two exceptional teenagers, the wife of an extraordinarily patient man, and a devoted daughter and sister. Mona also enjoys tennis, gardening, travel, movies and award shows.