September 26, 2017 in ATDC News, Blog

ATDC’s Jen Bonnett is Finalist for Women of the Year Awards

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Jen Bonnett is general manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center.

Jen Bonnett, general manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s technology incubator, has been named a finalist in the Women In Technology’s (WIT) 2017 Women of the Year Awards.

The WIT Awards celebrate women executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, innovative visionaries, and remarkable women who make a difference in the community. The event is a gathering of Georgia companies who are at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) industries.

Bonnett, who has been with ATDC since 2011, is among 12 finalists out of 109 women who were nominated for this year’s awards ATDC is a program of Georgia Tech and Bonnett is in the non-profit organization category, along with Juree Hall of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, and Connie Haynes of GeorgiaFIRST Robotics.

As general manager, Bonnett leads ATDC’s programming on campus and throughout the state. She is a technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in information technology and software development, with a specialty in web and mobile. She also is the chief chick and founder of StartupChicks.

One winner from each category will be announced at the WIT Awards on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the Georgia Aquarium. The finalists in the other categories include:

Large/enterprise business, representing companies with more than 2,500 employees:

  • Maureen Davis, State Farm
  • Krista Marlatat, Cox Automotive, Inc.
  • Connie Taylor, Manhattan Associates

Medium/mid-size business, representing companies with 251 to 2,500 employees and educational institutions:

  • Maryam Alavi, dean of Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business
  • Marva Bailer, Splunk
  • Sherry Farrugia, Georgia Tech

Small/emerging business, representing companies with 250 employees or less:

  • Laurie Baird, You.i TV
  • Denise Hines, Georgia Health Information Network & eHealth Services Group
  • Melissa Sinunu, Curriculum Advantage

About Women In Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 250 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 2,500 professionals, and programs to more than 1,000 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.

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