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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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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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31 Jul NGLCC Business and Leadership Conference, here we come!

From August 1 through August 4, 2017, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be attending the 15th annual 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.  This sold out, world-renowned, three-day educational conference delivers innovative leadership programming, networking, and engagement opportunities for business leaders. The cutting edge educational programs will include inspiring keynote speakers, the annual B2B Boot Camp for LGBT Business Enterprises, a chamber development track, marketplace expo, one-on-one matchmaker meetings, and much more. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) started in November 2002, when co-founders realized no one had really considered the economic equality of LGBT people or the impact economics could have on the equality movement.  The two co-founders sought to showcase that LGBT people were business owners, employers, taxpayers, providers of healthcare – that they were a vibrant, essential part of the small business engine that makes the U.S. economy run and therefore, deserved a place at the equality table. Data2insight is proud to be a supporter and attendee at this conference.  Looking forward to celebrating, collaborating, and networking....

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24 Jul Best High Schools for STEM

With the new school year fast approaching, data2insight wanted to share some information for those looking for great STEM opportunities. Last month, Change the Equation wrote an article highlighting Five Top STEM Schools for Inclusion and Equity.  From their article: "The U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of the Best High Schools for STEM across the nation.  Schools like these help address STEM skills shortages felt by employers nationwide.  But some of the schools on this list are especially dedicated to addressing the STEM challenges of inclusion and equity with programs and recruitment efforts that strengthen STEM pipelines for underrepresented groups.  These high-achieving STEM schools make sure to serve the women, low-income, African American, and Hispanic students in their communities. Because the future of innovation relies heavily on our ability to find talent in untapped markets, we love to see schools ensuring STEM literacy for ALL." To determine the top science, technology, engineering and math schools, U.S. News looked at the top 500 public schools from their latest Best High Schools rankings, and then evaluated their students' participation and success in Advanced Placement (AP®) science and math tests. Congratulations to all the schools who made the list as Best High Schools for STEM....

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