The Women in Technology (WIT) Program works to highlight the contributions of women in the technology sector. By providing networking, educational, and professional development opportunities, the WIT Program advocates for the success of women working in technology-related fields.
Additionally, the WIT Program helps women in tech to feel supported in their work, celebrated for their accomplishments, and pushed to achieve their goals.
The Women in Technology Honoree
The Women in Technology Award was first presented in 2019 and honors a female OATUG member who has demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for helping other women excel in technology-related professions or fields of study. The Award recipient participates as a speaker at the annual Women in Technology Panel at COLLABORATE.
- 2020: Mia Urman, CEO & Founder of AuraPlayer
Mia Urman has dedicated her career to providing solutions for Oracle applications and technology users. she founded Qesem Consulting and AuraPlayer, and currently serves as AuraPlayer's CEO. In addition to the years of support she has provided in the technology community, Mia is a mentor and role model to women who are new to their technology careers. Her initiatives have included organizing panels and holding the Oracle OpenWorld's WIT Breakfast, a popular event focused on bringing women together for encouragement and networking.
- 2019: Astha Patni, Consultant with Performance Architects, Inc.
Astha Patni was presented with this award based on her extensive experience working in Business Analytics and Reporting. She has worked on a wide variety of data visualization projects that help businesses to use their data and make informed decisions. Astha uses a combination of training, a comprehensive communication strategy, and user-centered features and designs to help actively spread awareness about technology in her organization and community.