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WITI welcomes Pearson as a corporate member, paving the way for its new women in technology initiative

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2018 … WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology, today announced a partnership with Pearson, the world's learning company. In collaboration with WITI, Pearson launched its Women in Technology (WIT) initiative and have conducted several workshops across the U.S. and U.K., with plans to roll out additional initiatives globally.

"Pearson is passionate about diversity and this collaboration with WITI will allow us to continue to drive diversity, attracting, developing and retaining talent from all walks of life," said Kate Beverly, V.P., Technology Programs, Pearson.

As an organization with an incredible impact on learners worldwide, this partnership enhances Pearson's ability to embrace diversity beyond its 30,000 global workforce. Through greater diversity in its workforce comes greater empathy, helping remove perceived barriers in male-dominated vocation, especially STEM and ensure educational content and channels are as attractive to learners, no matter what gender they identify with.

"WITI is committed to partnering with companies to create a culture of diversity and equality to drive better business results,' said Carolyn Leighton, chief executive officer and founder, WITI. "This partnership will allow Pearson to leverage WITI's expertise to empower women to lead and innovate as well as create curriculum to encourage more students to enter STEM careers."

In addition to promoting women in technology, WITI is committed to working with companies and help develop and support their internal women's groups - from coaching individuals to boosting their programs.

About Pearson:

Pearson is the world's learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit www.pearson.com.

About WITI

Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women's contributions to the tech industry, inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. WITI has more than three million members across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, more than 300 partners, 50 domestic and 13 global networks. WITI delivers to its members leading edge, best practice training consulting tools, programs and platforms designed to increase innovation, competitiveness and revenue. To learn more, please visit witi.com.

Contacts:

Parna Sarkar-Basu
V.P. Marketing, WITI
parna@corp.witi.com

Scott Overland
Director, Media Relations
scott.overland@pearson.com