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Dean Maryam Alavi
Dean Maryam Alavi


Dean Maryam Alavi named Woman of the Year for mid-size educational institutions by Women in Technology

ATLANTA (November 17, 2017) - Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Dean Maryam Alavi has been named Woman of the Year for the Mid-Size Organization and Educational Institution by Women In Technology (WIT). This award is presented to women in executive science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) roles who have made a meaningful impact in their community. The WIT Awards celebrate women and girls during the entire lifecycle of their STEAM careers and in their visionary efforts to transform the world of business and technology. 

This year, 12 finalists were selected out of 109 submissions.  Among the finalists, each woman holds a leadership position in a business or STEAM role within a technology organization in Georgia, or they maintain STEAM leadership positions within a non-technology organization.

Alavi has served as the Dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business since 2014. Prior to her impact at Scheller College, Dean Alavi enjoyed an illustrious career as a researcher, scholar, mentor, and trailblazer in the field of information technology management. She is now transforming Scheller College into one of the leading technology-oriented business schools in the world.

Alavi is highly active in organizing, participating in, and driving initiatives to increase the inclusion and engagement of women and underrepresented minorities in business, as well as business and technology education. She regularly mentors undergraduate, masters, and PhD business students on academic and career matters.

“I have the good fortune of working at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business – the intersection of business and technology,” Alavi says, “Our mission aligns with Women In Technology’s mission to encourage girls and women to excel at science and technology. In fact, Georgia Tech awards the highest number of engineering degrees to women and underrepresented minorities in the nation.”

The WIT 2017 Women In Technology Awards ceremony was held on November 16, 2017 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.

About The Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is at the intersection of business and technology. Located in Atlanta, home to 17 of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies, and strategically located in world-renowned Technology Square, the College provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to learn in one of the nation’s premier high-tech business centers. The College offers a globally-recognized, highly ranked business programs including full-time, evening, and executive MBA degrees as well as undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees. Interdisciplinary centers and programs encourage collaboration in research, teaching, and experiential learning within Georgia Tech in some of today’s most sought after arenas including sustainability, business analytics, leadership, ethics, start-ups, international business and related topics.  In conjunction with Georgia Tech, the College offers joint MS degrees in Quantitative and Computational Finance and Business Analytics. Non-degreed programs provide executives and professionals with six sigma, strategy and innovation, business analytics and custom offerings for continued learning.  More information can be found at

About Women In Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Our team of more than 250 volunteers delivers professional development and networking opportunities to our more than 2,500 professionals, and programs to more than 1,000 students. From the classroom to the boardroom, WIT is committed to bringing the best STEAM content and programming to women and girls in Georgia.

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