This special edition of Atlanta Technology Leaders focuses on The Women In Technology Foundation (WIT).
Vicki Wright Hamilton, Business Technology Consultant & Founder, The Wright Answer and WIT Vice President of the WIT Foundation Board of Directors
With over 20 years of technology experience (15 years at executive and senior level), Vicki is currently utilizing her vast skillset and resources to work as a consultant with smaller businesses in a CTO and COO capacities- assisting them with technology roadmaps, strategy, operational challenges across their organization – as well as guiding them on resource management and capability alignment. Prior to venturing out on her own in this consulting capacity, Vicki served as Senior Vice President at Turner Broadcasting Systems where her role in Turner's Technology, Strategy and Operations Group provided leadership and business insights in the areas of technology, operational efficiencies and business prioritization.She is an active board member of several organizations including Global Leaders, Global EXEC Women, BEEP, – the National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program with Historically Black Colleges & Universities and the Board Director for Women in Technology (WIT) Foundation, where in addition to her board responsibilities she has provided leadership in many areas including: Executive Liasons to Girls Scouts of America, Executive Advisor for Career in Actions Program, Committee Member Nominating & Governance, and Liaison for Girls Get IT.
Asia Rahman, 2014 WIT on Campus Scholarship Recipient and Former EdgeSolutions Intern
Asia Rahman was born in New York City and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University graduating summa cum laude in 2014. While there, Asia spent many hours working in the Computer Forensics Lab researching and establishing the fundamental materials for testing the viability, accessibility, and scalability of multiple software additions to the CIS program at GSU. In addition, she designed and created the next generation of IT security modules and in-class workshops that will be integrated into the CIS department’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Prior to her work with the CIS department, Asia worked for Edge Solutions, as a client development specialist, where she gained valuable hands-on-experience and learned the inner workings of the Atlanta business community.
During her undergraduate career, Asia participated in a variety of student and volunteer organizations where she exhibited exemplary clinical acumen in a team environment and displayed her propensity to leadership. She has participated as a Board of Directors member of the Student Alumni Association. Asia has also served as a member of the Association of Information Systems student chapter and as a Student Ambassador for WIT On Campus initiatives. Furthermore, Asia has taught entry level computer technology courses to middle and high school students, from her alma mater, as a means to introduce them to various STEM fields.
Asia also received many awards during her educational career. While earning an A.A. in Marketing, Asia won first place for an advertising campaign in the Delta Epsilon Chi state and international competitions. At GSU, Asia was awarded the Bergeron Scholarship for Women in Technology and the GSU Merit Scholarship, among others. After spending a semester abroad in Seoul, South Korea, she hopes to pursue her interests in cyber security and IT project management.
Tracy Zucco, Director, Human Resources, IT and Program Manager of WIT on Campus
Tracy Zucco joined the CHEP team as Director, Human Resources, IT, reporting to Jean Holley directly. Tracy is a member of the global IT leadership team. She will support the Information Technology strategy by developing, leading and enabling the IT people and change agenda, thereby playing a key role in influencing operational performance and delivery. Her responsibilities include advising on and supporting all aspects of HR to ensure IT people, processes and systems are working effectively.
Prior to joining Brambles, Tracy has led a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years with increasing responsibility as an HR professional, including organizational design and transformation, talent acquisition and retention, employee development, performance management and employee and labor relations. Most recently, she served as Director, Human Resource Business Partner, Global Information Technology for the Coca-Cola Company, supporting an IT organization of 2,000 employees in more than 15 countries.
In her Atlanta-based role, Tracy will serve as a consultant and advisor to the Chief Information Officer and the IT leadership team in implementing employee strategies. In addition, she will work closely with all levels of IT management by focusing on performance and talent management, employee engagement and the planning of Brambles Employee Survey follow-up actions. She will also ensure alignment to HR employee relations practices.
In addition to several HR certifications, Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology degree from the University of South Florida, and she is a 2014 candidate for the Master of Science, Human Resources Development degree at Villanova University, USA.
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