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24 May Supporting Million Women Mentors

Data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, was just appointed Washington State Chair for Million Women Mentors(MWM), an organization with over 1 million mentors dedicated to support women pursuing careers in STEM. Data2insight supports MWM in their effort to foster interest and confidence among young women in STEM and hopes to make a difference for those in the surrounding area....

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19 May New Data Disaggregation Initiative Announced by Dept. of Education

This May, in honor of AAPI Heritage month, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new $1 million Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data Disaggregation Initiative. The model minority myth that all members of the AAPI have access to high level of education is a damaging stereotype. On the surface, such “positive stereotypes” may sounds like a compliments, but in reality such generalization masks education equity problems facing many AAPIs. As the fastest growing minority group, the AAPI population trace their heritage to more than 320 countries and racial groups, and speak more than 100 languages. Within this diverse group, various barriers to equitable education access are difficult to identify through aggregated data. This initiative will develop disaggregated data that will help target resources and services to the most needed areas. The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data Disaggregation Initiative will use data to improve education access and tell the stories of AAPI journey....

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09 May data2insight in St. Louis

We are excited that nearly 20 professionals gathered in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, to hear about the work of data2insight LLC.  Founder and chief data scientist, Veronica Smith, described our six service areas (strategic evaluation, data dashboarding, shared measurement, data coaching, facilitation & training, and program design), gave examples of work done in each of those areas, and shared the values of the business. Thanks for a warm welcome from organizations like PNC Bank, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Doorways Housing, Atomic Revenue, Philips Group, Diversity Awareness Partnership, EMD Consulting and more. ...

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03 May Data Science at Mercer Island High School

Mercer Island High School students had the opportunity to hear from a variety of professional speakers for their Career Day this past Friday, April 29th. Data2insight founder, Veronica Smith, gave a talk about the field of Data Science and the great potential it has in the coming years. We're hoping to see some great data scientists in the coming years!...

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25 Apr Girlvolution 2016

This past Sunday, April 23rd, members of the community around Seattle came together and participated in collective dialogue and restorative change facilitated by youth voice and leadership. Girlvolution is sponsored by Powerful Voices, a nonprofit organization that invites girls to realize their dreams, engage their communities, and shape more just world. Our founder, Veronica Smith, attended this year and was happy to share pictures from the event.   ...

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11 Apr Personalized Learning Fuels Data-Privacy Worries

As schools across the country are incorporating iPads and laptops with educational software into classrooms, the privacy and security of students' personal information is potentially at risk. The data produced from academic software can highlight the strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement for each student but comes at the cost of sharing their personal information. Education Week's special report, Data: Sharing + Privacy, provides full coverage on the issue and discusses possible areas of agreement between those in favor of using data to better school performance and those who are worried about protecting student privacy....

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04 Apr Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Today, women earn the majority of university degrees yet are still outnumbered by men in leadership roles. The latest report by AAUW, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, examines the causes of women's under representation in higher positions in business, politics and education and makes suggestions on how to challenge the status quo....

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30 Mar Do Good Data 2016

Do Good Data is a conference hosted in Chicago April 27-29th which brings together workers from foundations, non-profits and government to help harness the power of data to make the world a better place, create effective organizations and improve programs. A detailed list of speakers and more information can be found here. At data2insight, we strive to use our own data to help clients create more effective and impactful programs. Join us and #dogooddata....

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14 Mar Happy Pi Day!

Math is one of our favorite subjects at data2insight. We want to wish a Happy Pi Day to all you lovers of irrational numbers and everyone who enjoys a good excuse to eat pie! Here are a few ways you can celebrate Pi Day today....

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07 Mar Happy International Women’s Day

Join data2insight in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women this Tuesday, March 8th. While there is so much to celebrate this week, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places across the globe. Each of us can be a leader within our own lives and communities and commit to take measured action to accelerate gender equality. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is conducting research on people's associations between gender and leadership. You can help by participating online here....

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