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08 Nov data2insight is in Washington, DC #Eval17

Amanda Emerson, Courtney Dowdall, and Veronica Smith from data2insight are thrilled to be in Washington, DC this week for the 2017 American Evaluation Association conference.  This year’s them is: From Learning to Action: How can our community learn from evaluation to create better practice and outcomes? Veronica will be joining colleagues Svetlana Negroustoueva and Nils Junge to facilitate a round table discussion about international evaluation on Saturday, November 11.  Veronica will also be reviewing sessions on dashboards as she continues to work on a dashboarding field guide as part of the Sage Publication’s Evaluation in Practice Series. We hope to see you there! #Eval17...

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23 Oct 3rd Annual Million Women Mentors Summit & Awards

Data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be attending the 3rd Annual Million Women Mentors (MWM) Summit and Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and October 24, 2017. The two-day conference provides a great opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration to advance the MWM movement and women and girls in STEM.  They will be hosting keynote presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and networking receptions.  Featured speakers include Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin; Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor; and leaders from Sprint, PepsiCo, and more. Want to check out the event's agenda?  Click here...

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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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19 Sep Data2insight King County Executive’s Small Business Award Finalist

Data2insight is honored to be among the 4 finalists for the Workforce Small Business of the Year award in the 2017 King County Executive’s Small Business Awards. Check out all the finalists here. A panel of judges selected local small businesses based on their impact on employment, participation in community activities, and other achievements. We are especially proud of our 8-year old internship program and the 12 interns who have been a part of our internship program. They are doing good with data! The winners will be announced the September 21, 2017 awards ceremony at Meydenbauer Convention Center. Over 200 entrepreneurs from across King County are expected to attend this year. The event will celebrate and honor the success of local small businesses and recognize this year's winners in the following categories: Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, Exporting, Green/Sustainable, Workforce Development, Rural, and the overall Small Business of the Year.  #livingwagejobs #smallbusiness #buylocal @KingCountyWA...

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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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