Penny Collins

President and CEO - Women In Technology (WIT)

Penny Collins is the President and CEO of Women In Technology (WIT) responsible for the execution of WIT’s strategy while delivering programs and events to promote increasing the number of women and girls in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).  WIT empowers girls and women to excel in STEAM from the classroom to the boardroom by providing female students in middle school, high school, and college with education, exposure, and experience.  By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, WIT encourages all generations of girls and women to write their future. 
Prior to joining WIT, Penny was the Chief Technology Control Officer for First Data Corporation,  
Global Lead for Disaster Recovery Application Development and Head of Global Cyber Security and Controls PMO.   
In addition to all these roles, she served as the global leader for First Data’s Women’s Leadership Council and a solid champion for the organization’s diversity and inclusion programs. 
Prior to First Data, Collins spent time as a business owner and entrepreneur, was Chief Process and Usability Officer for British Telecom (BT), and has spent her career leading global technology teams. 
She was named by Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan as one of 15 Outstanding Women in Leadership in 2020.  Penny also received the US Women in Payments’ award for Education in 2019 and is an active member of Kiwanis Club and Atlanta’s non-profit community.

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