Elavon’s Elizabeth Holmes among Finalists for Women in Technology’s 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Award

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:41 am EST


"Elizabeth is a tremendous leader at Elavon and in the community"

Women in Technology (WIT) recently announced the nine finalists for its 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Elizabeth Holmes, SVP of IT Transformation and Global Quality Assurance at Elavon was selected as one of the top three nominees in the Enterprise Business category.

In just two short years at Elavon Elizabeth has firmly established the Quality Assurance discipline, doubling the size of the organization through an offshore partnership with RCG Global Services, investing in the top testing talent at Elavon, and synergizing the testing activities across the organization. She has lead several transformative initiatives including the introduction of ITIL Release Management, IT performance metrics and scorecards, and Software Quality Management which is devoted to the creation and continuous improvement of Elavon’s software development processes.

Elizabeth focuses her philanthropic efforts globally and locally. She is the Board President for Improve International, an organization launched by fellow Georgia Tech alumna Susan Davis, which is devoted to education, partnership, and monitoring the sustainability of water and sanitation projects worldwide. She is also an active mentor for young professionals within Elavon and at Georgia Tech, participates annually as a judge for TAG’s Educational Collaborative and is a member of WIT, On Board and a financial supporter of Girls Inc. Elizabeth has sharpened her focus over the last few years to efforts that improve the world we live in and grow the next generation of STEM professionals.

“Elizabeth is a tremendous leader at Elavon and in the community,” said Tom Phillips, CIO at Elavon. “In today’s always-on business culture, Elizabeth intentionally carves out time to give back to others, lead those around her and establish connections with the community that make a difference. We are so proud of her accomplishments and even prouder to say she is part of our family at Elavon.”

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. Only three finalists from each category, representing Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, are selected.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Women of the Year in Technology Awards gala and dinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium. Presented by Infor, the Women of the Year in Technology Awards are also sponsored by a host of other companies. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org/WOTY.

About Elavon ( www.elavon.com ): Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bancorp and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than one million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

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 three categories: Large/Enterprise business (companies with more than 2,500 employees); Medium/Mid-Size business (companies with 251 to 2,500 employees); and Small/Emerging business (companies with 250 employees or less).

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.


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