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16 Oct LGBTBEs Now Included in Billion Dollar Roundtable

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (U.S. Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pleased to share that the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) voted to expand the criteria in evaluating a corporation's billion dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses to include: certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBETM), and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEsTM). “The inclusion of LGBT-, disability-, and veteranAC-owned businesses into the Billion Dollar Roundtable reflects the national best practice in supplier diversity of including all communities at the table of opportunity,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. The magnitude of this move is unprecedented, and it will secure thousands of dollars in new business for NGLCC certified LGBTBEs. Inclusion in the BDR's criteria will give some of the largest companies in the country even more reason to expand their business with LGBTBEs as well as disability-owned and veteran-disability owned business enterprises. Learn more about the Billion Dollar Roundtable's inclusion of LGBTBEs here. Data2insight is thrilled at this advancement in recognition....

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09 Oct Congratulations Canvas Host!

On September 12, 2017, Canvas Host was crowned as a 2017 Best for the World B Corporation!  Canvas Host has been selected from among its B Corporation peers as a 2017 Best for the World honoree, as a Service Provider with Minor Environmental Footprint for the Long Term. A total of 846 businesses across 52 industries from 48 countries were recognized on the full list. “We’re thrilled to have been selected as a Best for the World company”, said David Anderson, owner. “We intentionally operate our company to bring benefit to our team, our customers, our community, and the environment...

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25 Sep Congratulations to the 2017 Smith-Hamrick AWIS Scholarship recipient

At the AWIS Banquet on June 6th, 2017, Katelyn Tozer of UW Tacoma was one of eight young women introduced as recipients of the 2017 Seattle AWIS Scholarships.  She received the Smith-Hamrick AWIS Scholarship sponsored by data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith and her wife, Natalie Hamrick.  Along with the other scholarship fund donors, Veronica and Natalie attended the banquet to present the scholarship to Katelyn. The Seattle AWIS Scholarship program began in 1991 and has been awarding scholarships annually to undergraduate women majoring in STEM at Washington universities or colleges.  Since then, over $175,000 in scholarships has been awarded.  Recipients were selected based on academic excellence, financial need, motivation to pursue a science-based career, and a record of giving back to their communities. Using the scholarship, Katelyn participated in the Discover Laos trip in August 2017.  Curious about how that trip was laid out?  Click here to see the itinerary she shared. Data2insight is so proud of Katelyn and wishes her luck with opportunities that continue to come her way!...

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13 Sep data2insight Remembers…

Monday, September 11 marks the 16th anniversary since the terrorist attacks on the United States.  Nearly 3,000 were killed (source).  But, the attacks sent shockwaves not just around the planet, but into space as well. The only American not on Earth on that day in 2001, NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, had a unique vantage point on the attacks. From the International Space Station, Culbertson snapped a photo of smoke streaming from the World Trade Center wreckage that day after two hijacked planes crashed into the Manhattan towers. Want to learn more about Culbertson's story?  Check it out here...

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04 Sep Labor Day Fun Facts

As many know, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 4, 2017.  Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Over the years, many sources have quoted, stated, and provided facts, fun facts, and other related trivia to this day.  If you are looking for the official history, check out the US Department of Labor's History of Labor Day site. Viewing other sources for facts about Labor Day, we found that some say some pretty fascinating things...

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28 Aug Standing Diverse & United: Lifting Our Voices at the 5th Annual Y-WE Write Camp!

Data2insight is a proud sponsor of Y-WE, an organization born out of the enthusiasm and demand of the young women we serve, provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teen women in the greater Seattle area.  They serve a diverse group of girls, ages 13-18, and women mentors, ages 19-70+.  The organization is open to young women from all walks of life. Earlier this month, Y-WE Write, the organization's annual residential creative writing camp, took place on Whidbey Island in partnership with Hedgebrook.  All were welcome, just as they were, including young and adult women and gender nonconforming people, of many shades, many backgrounds, many stories. In a letter from co-directors, Victoria Santos & Jamie-Rose Edwards, they wrote: "We carry with us our grief, our joy, our imagination.  In these uncertain and dangerous times, we think of our ancestors, what they saw and what they survived. . . We think of each other. We come together to put pen to paper, to pour dreams into language.  We come to do the work of racial healing.  We come for creative exploration, for collective and individual liberation.  In Y-WE . . . we equip ourselves with practices of awareness, courage and non-violent action for justice.  Within the container of beloved community, we listen, we lift our voices and, each in our own way, we lead." Please check out their site at youngwomenempowered.org to learn more....

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21 Aug Using Data to Drive Decisions: Principles of Evidence-Based Decision Making

On August 24, 2017, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be serving as Panel Captain at the Profectus Panel in St. Louis, Missouri.   The panel titled, "Using Data to Drive Decisions: Principles of Evidence-Based Decision Making," is an interactive, “radio-show format” based panel discussion to understand how to source and incorporate data into the important decisions which critically impact your business. The panel, part of the Venture Cafe event series, will be held at the Cortex district at the 4240 building, at 430 pm CT.  When you get to CIC@4240 (4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO), go to the atrium area and head upstairs. You will find a sign in desk to get yourselves a name tag. If you are in the St. Louis area, stop by to show your support for data2insight!...

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15 Aug NGLCC Makes History in Las Vegas with Record-Breaking Conference

On Monday, August 7, 2017, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, helped make history by attending the 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.  From an unprecedented number of attendees (over 1,200) to truly inspiring keynotes, to the most business connections and new ideas ever forged at an NGLCC event, this year's conference was unlike any other. In addition to breaking Matchmaker records, 30 mentorship pairs were made for the 2017-2018 Mentorship Program! A complete set of conference photographs is available on NGLCC's Flickr account and will be uploaded to its social media sites Data2insight is looking forward to joining NGLCC in the City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection for their 2018 International Business & Leadership Conference, August 14-17.  Get to know the host city with their official announcement video, courtesy of Visit Philadelphia....

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07 Aug #GirlsWhoCode

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization teaching young women computer science skills.  Recently, they announced that they were bringing their computer science summer program to 11 cities in the United States. Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.  Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind.  While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.   Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 40,000 girls in 50 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate each year with a degree in computer science. Want to learn more?  Check out their website. Want to start a Girls Who Code club in your area?  Check out how! Data2insight is excited to see opportunities for young girls in school being offered....

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