Leadership Team

Lauren Tuppeny

Membership Chair

Lauren is a senior account executive with Service Express, a third-party hardware maintenance company, specializing in server, storage, and network support. In her role, she works closely with IT leaders across various organizations to enhance projects and achieve initiatives.

A large part of her career has included helping other women advance their careers via mentorship and support systems. Most recently, her interest and involvement in IT has expanded her visions for girls and women in STEM. She joined WITI Hartford to help increase local awareness and membership. Her goal is to highlight the benefits of having a network of like-minded individuals focused on continuous learning and development.

Lauren enjoys new challenges and traveling. In her free time, she can be found beachside, poolside or outside with her dog, Spot.

Marianne Caridi

Corporate Sponsorship Chair

Marianne Caridi is an executive recruiter and business development professional with a focus on technology and engineering.

As an Executive Recruiter at MassMutual, Marianne focuses on identifying leadership talent for technology strategic initiatives that include cloud and digital transformations as well as BI, AI, ML, Data Science and Cyber Security. Throughout her career, Marianne has guided and supported young women and those in transition. The goal is that they recognize their strengths and transferrable skills to identify the career path that will help them achieve financial security and find their professional purpose.

As Membership Chair for WITI she has been able to blend all her passions and help to build and support an even larger network of phenomenal women and men.

Marianne holds a Bachelor's Degree from Southern CT State University. When she is not working she volunteers for STEM programs, travels, spends time with friends and family and reads with her fickle feline by her side.

Victoria Ragan

Events Coordinator

Victoria is a senior account manager and solutions management professional at Beacon Hill Technologies where she partners with top Fortune 10 companies to ensure they have the best talent and support on key IT Enterprise projects and initiatives.

Having been exposed to a plethora of technology capacities through select Fortune 50 clients including PMO services, Application Development, Service Assessments, Technology Deployments, Embedded Software Engineering, and Data Center Optimizations, Victoria is able to assess unique environments and propose customized solutions fitting the project scope, budget, culture, and timeline.

Being a passionate promoter of gender equality throughout her life, Victoria has seen firsthand the struggles of women trying to make a name for themselves in technology and STEM. Her energy and positive attitude has helped her break the stigma around women in IT, and she is always pushing to grow her network and connect like-minded individuals to continue moving in the right direction. As the Events Coordinator for WITI, Victoria is able to bring together her passion for IT, organization skills, and love for event planning (and a good party) to help advance the involvement of IT women in the Hartford area.

When Victoria is not working, she can usually be found hiking, on the beach, wine tasting, obsessing over every single dog she comes across, and watching the KC Chiefs or KU Basketball depending on the season!