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Spotlight on WIT


Sandy Welfare / WIT Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Since 1992, Women in Technology has had a mission dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in Georgia’s technology community. Through the WIT Foundation, WIT also educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Jaclyn Conner / Emory University Goizueta Business School

Jaclyn Conner, Ed.D. is the lead, Instructional Designer in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Throughout her career, she has managed the curriculum development process for in-person and online programs at top-tiered business schools, medical schools and with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM. Jaclyn received her education from Spelman College, Georgia Institute of Technology, and earned her Doctorate of Education at the University of Southern California. Jaclyn joined WIT after being exposed to one of WIT’s exciting FORUMS. Given Jaclyn’s background in curriculum design, it was a natural fit to volunteer for the WIT CAREERS program partnering with Emory University’s Continuing Education. Jaclyn was delighted to volunteer her time to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of WIT members.

Kanisha Dennis / Emory Continuing Education Facebook

Kanisha Dennis joined Emory Continuing Education in November 2014, bringing with her a solid background in marketing and business operations.

In her current role as the Program Coordinator for Corporate Learning and Business Development, Kanisha serves as a partner to corporate clients by managing client relations and coordinating the logistics of multiple training projects through to completion.

Kanisha earned her Master of Science Degree in Advertising from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.



Spotlight on Georgia CIO


Lisa LaRoque / Georgia CIO Linkedin Twitter Facebook

John Trainor / Aaron’s, Inc. Twitter Twitter

John has been at Aaron’s for the past 15 and a half years – serving as CIO for the last 5. John has a wide IT background in software development, infrastructure, and support. His favorite part of the job is building great teams. He has a wife and 3 sons. He swims, bikes, and runs – and sometimes all of them at the same time.