October 8 – Women in Technology (WIT) yesterday announced the nine finalists for its 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Mary Hester, CEO, was selected as one of the top three nominees in the Small/Emerging Organization category.
Ms. Hester is the CEO of LAN Systems which provides IT solutions in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area. LAN Systems provides technology solutions that work for people. LAN Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelligent System Solutions, Inc. (ISS) which has provided high-tech consulting, sales and service to utility customers since 2004. Ms. Hester brings extensive experience managing a support and service group renowned for its “Best in the Industry” rating and standards. She is an expert in customer loyalty and retention. She has designed and delivered numerous training courses and workshops on a variety of topics.
Each year, WIT recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s top women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they’ve made in their communities. Only three finalists from each category, representing Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, are selected.
“This is such an incredible honor,” said Mary Hester, CEO. “Being named as a finalist among such a group of accomplished women is quite fabulous and overwhelming.”
The winners of each category will be announced at the Women of the Year in Technology Awards gala and dinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium.
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For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org/WOTY.
About LAN Systems
LAN Systems is a leading Atlanta Computer Support company that provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of IT Solutions for growing businesses in the Metro Atlanta. For more information, visit: www.lansystems.com
About the Women of the Year in Technology Awards
Since 2000, Women in Technology has celebrated female technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities. Qualifying nominees hold business or STEM leadership roles within a technology organization in Georgia or they maintain STEM leadership positions within a non-technology organization. Winners are selected in three categories: Large/Enterprise business (companies with more than 2,500 employees); Medium/Mid-Size business (companies with 251 to 2,500 employees); and Small/Emerging business (companies with 250 employees or less).
About Women in Technology
With a vision of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by the year 2020, Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. The organization enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. Through the WIT Foundation, the organization educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue STEM careers with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. Reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through its programs and with 100+ volunteers, WIT has become the largest, most active organization of its kind in the region.
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