WITI Leadership WIN



Calling all leadership professionals! We're kicking off a brand-new WITI Industry Network (WIN) focusing on Leadership to service the booming segment of the tech industry.

In this session, Global Director Marianne Kirkland will share the vision for the WIN, as well as the objectives and initiatives for the remainder of the year. But this won't be a one-sided sharing - we want this to be collaborative so we can get your feedback and ideas on the focus areas and concrete next steps to enable us to build momentum for the WIN, make sure we are hitting your interests, and help you with your own goals. So bring your collaboration mindset, and let's have a fun and productive session!

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Moving across the globe as a shy 4th grader from Egypt to the United States, Marianne learned at very young age to be agile, to learn, to adapt, and to grow from all life's experiences. It was no doubt her strong family values that fostered her determination and strength to live, learn, and succeed in a whole new world.

Marianne's intelligence and determination were made obvious when as a 15-year-old a middle school student, she leapt straight into the role as a college freshman: being recognized by the state of Connecticut as the youngest student to enter college. As her life experience and education grew, she realized that she loved technology and leadership.

Following her passion for technology, Marianne earned an MIS degree at Central Connecticut State University, and then took her leadership skills and knowledge of technology to serve in a variety of roles within the world of Information Technology for the past 20 years. Having succeeded as a Developer, Programmer Analyst, Team Lead, Senior Product Owner and Corporate Vice President, she eventually landed at TD SYNNEX (previously Tech Data), where she currently serves as the Senior IT Manager. She is a results-driven servant leader, driven to boost revenues, while cutting company costs through innovative management techniques. Also, in March 2022, Marianne was appointed as the Global Director of all the WITI Networks.