Women in Technology (WIT) awards Tricia Dempsey for her contribution in Atlanta’s technology market
ATLANTA – Agile’s President Tricia Dempsey was selected by Women in Technology (WIT) as the winner of the 2016 Woman of the Year in Technology Award Thursday November 11, 2016. Dempsey was presented with this honor ─ that recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s top women leaders and the impact they’ve made in their communities ─ during the annual awards gala and dinner held at the Georgia Aquarium. Dempsey was selected as the winner in the Small/Emerging Organization category.
The sold-out event consisted of networking, dinner, and the presentation of awards for each category. Each year, WIT recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s top women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they’ve made in their communities. Out of three finalists, only one winner from each category, representing Non-Profit, Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, is selected.
Dempsey sold her company, Agile, to GEE Group (NYSE: JOB) in July 2015, and has been overseeing all Operations, Sales, Recruiting and Development since. The Atlanta team consists of 15 individuals, which will continue to double in size year-over-year. Dempsey is responsible for leading the company’s evolution, growth and development. She has worked to strategically place the Atlanta team as the future southeast headquarters and training facility for the entire GEE Group entity.
During her acceptance speech, Dempsey thanked her family, team and multiple professional contacts, advocates and friends. She also acknowledged her long-time involvement with WIT and how it has impacted her career over the past thirteen years. Dempsey has served for WIT in a variety of positions, from a volunteer on the awards committee to WIT’s 2014 President.
“Winning the WIT Woman of the Year Award was a great honor and one of the highlights of my career. I genuinely love the organization, its women and its vision,” says Dempsey. “ It has provided a wealth of role models who have shown me that IT is possible and highly respected women who believed in me. Best of all, I was nominated by my amazing team at Agile. As a leader, this is the ultimate compliment.”
Along with her involvement in the WIT community, Tricia has been an avid contributor to Susan G. Komen – Greater Atlanta. After defeating her own battle with breast cancer, in October 2004 Dempsey founded Agile on the Green – Atlanta’s premiere golf tournament for the technology community – in order to give back to the community that once supported her in a personal time of need. Since then, Dempsey has been able to raise over $320,000 for Komen and remains an active member of the board.
Agile is an innovative IT staffing and consulting firm that speeds time to talent by matching great people to great opportunities, enabling our clients to drive business results and create competitive advantage. Agile has consistently been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine, Staffing Industry Analysts and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2014, Agile received the City of Alpharetta’s Business of Excellence Award. In 2012 and 2013, Agile was named as one of the fastest growing staffing firms in the nation by Staffing Industry Analysts. Agile was recognized with a 2013 Pacesetter Award and ranked # 8 in the Top Ten Fastest Growing Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta by The Atlanta Business Chronicle. Founded by Tricia Dempsey in 2003, Agile is a values-driven organization committed to community involvement and charitable causes. Through Agile on the Green, the firm’s annual golf tournament, Agile has raised more than $320,000 for Komen for the Cure – Greater Atlanta Affiliate. For more information, visit gotoagile.com or call 678-722-8200.
About the Women of the Year in Technology Awards
Since 2000, Women in Technology has celebrated female technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities. Qualifying nominees hold business or STEM leadership roles within a technology organization in Georgia or they maintain STEM leadership positions within a non-technology organization. Winners are selected in four categories: Large/Enterprise business (companies with more than 2,500 employees); Medium/Mid-Size business (companies with 251 to 2,500 employees); Small/Emerging business (companies with 250 employees or less); and Non-Profit sector.
About Women in Technology
With a vision of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by the year 2020, Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. The organization enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. Through the WIT Foundation, the organization educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue STEM careers with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. Reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through its programs and with 100+ volunteers, WIT has become the largest, most active organization of its kind in the region.