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10 Sep Data2insight Attends First Ever Lesbians Who Tech Summit

This week, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be attending the Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Leadership Summit.  The conference, held in New York, NY, is the first ever Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Leadership Summit for mid-level and executive non-binary, LGBTQ women, and allies.  The summit will bring accomplished leaders for an intimate conference focused on both technology trends and all things YOU. Lesbians Who Tech is a community of queer women in or around tech (and the people who love them).  The organization wishes to be more visible to each other, be more visible to others, to get more women and lesbians in technology, and connect Lesbians Who Tech to LBGTQ and women's organizations who are doing incredible work for the community. If you find yourself in the area or are attending the conference, take some time to say to Veronica.  Data2insight is excited to be part of this exciting event....

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20 Aug Adventure Sue’s Tech Kitchen comes to Tacoma!

This week, August 23 through August 26, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts present the national tour of Sue’s Tech Kitchen, a STEM-fueled adventure for kids of all ages, at the historic Tacoma Armory.  Tickets are on sale now. Sue’s Tech Kitchen is a tech-fueled wonderland for the mouth and the mind. Envisioned by bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, designed by a NASA scientist, and featuring technologies from all corners of the modern imagination, Sue's Tech Kitchen offers a STEM-inspired adventure for the whole family that empowers kids to engage with tomorrow’s technologies and revolutionizes family dining in the process. The Sue’s Tech Kitchen National Tour is bringing guests around the country a sneak peek of the treats and technologies under development in Sue’s kitchen. Visitors of all ages can enjoy 3-D printed s’mores, robots controlled by candy, edible chemistry experiments, treat-delivering drones, and much more. Check out Sue's Tech Kitchen to see if it is headed to a location near you!...

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14 Aug Congratulations data2insight!!

This week, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be at the 2018 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  At the conference, on Thursday, August 16, data2insight will be recognized at the induction ceremony as a Certified LGBT Organization.  Data2insight received its certification in January 2018. The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) started in November 2002.  The two co-founders of the organization sought to showcase that as in addition to being LGBT, many LGBT people were also business owners, employers, taxpayers, providers of healthcare and a vibrant, essential part of the small business engine that makes the U.S. economy run. In January, data2insight received its LGBTBE Certification.  The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.  You can learn more about becoming certified. Congratulations to data2insight and others being recognized at this year's induction ceremony....

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06 Aug #GirlScouts and #STEM

Thanks to the Girl Scouts of the USA for recently announcing the 30 new badges that focus heavily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)!  With the new badges, girls 5 years to 18 years will be able to learn badges while learning skills in fields such as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, and space exploration. As presented in the press release from July, "The unique Girl Scout environment provides fun, exciting, and essential experiences that carry into girls’ future careers and life success; the KPMG Women's Leadership Study of more than 3,000 professional and college women shows that early exposure to leadership has a significant impact on a woman’s perceptions of her ability to lead. Additionally, 76 percent of women today wish they had learned more about leadership and had more leadership opportunities while growing up, demonstrating how imperative it is for girls and volunteers to join Girl Scouts." Check out the Girl Scouts of the USA site for more information regarding these badges and more! Data2insight is excited to see the greatness that will come from the leadership that is yet to come!  ...

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23 Jul Amelia Earhart Day

Join data2insight as we celebrate Amelia Earhart Day this week on July 24! Legend and mystery surrounds the final flight and disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan . They were on a record setting attempt to fly around the world, when they became lost in the Pacific Ocean.  On July 2, 1937, they headed on a difficult leg of the journey towards Howell Island in the Pacific.  Weather conditions were less than ideal. While still in radio communication, ships on the ground confirmed that Earhart was having difficulty finding the island. Ultimately, radio communications faded and died. The plane was never heard from again. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart's plane resulted in the largest search and rescue operation to date. It also sparked rumors as to what caused the disappearance. To this day, theories and speculation still exists about the cause of the disappearance. Some theories involve conspiracies, and even alien abductions. Hat's off to Amelia for being one of the first female pioneers!...

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16 Jul Congrats to the 2018 Smith Hamrick Scholarship Recipient!

Congratulations to Miwako K. Ito who is the latest recipient of the Smith Hamrick Scholarship!  Ms. Ito (pictured with the other AWIS awards) is a Chemical Engineering student who will begin her junior year at University of Washington this fall.  She is a member of the Pfaentdner Research Group where she is focused on computational chemistry, particularly materials development for batteries with green-energy applications.  She is passionate about high performance computing chemical simulations because of the flexibility and high data output they offer compared to traditional laboratory methods. A quote from Ms. Ito’s application:  “I was finally free to explore the meaning behind my years of memorizing chemical reactions, taking derivatives, and drawing free-body diagrams. They weren’t just words in a textbook, they were tools in reality’s workshop. And, I got to use them. You’ve probably seen a parent cry tears of joy when their baby takes its first steps. That’s how I felt when my first computer simulation, that I had written, successfully converged.” Data2insight is honored and privileged to contribute in this small, heartfelt way, to the continued success of this sterling chemical engineer and woman warrior.  Please join us in celebrating this year’s recipient of the Hamrick-Smith Scholarship—Miwako K. Ito! #AWIS, #SmithHamrickScholarship, #WomenInSTEM  ...

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25 Jun Happy Pride!

Did you know that data2insight is an NGLCC certified organization?  The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. Want to learn more about how you can become an NGLCC certified organization?  Check out the 2018 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference to be held this year in August in Philadelphia, PA.   The event will attract over 1,300 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders, and government officials from across the country and around the world. The connections made at the conference can be the basis for contracting opportunities and strategic growth for years to come. This world-renowned, three-day educational conference delivers innovative leadership programming, networking and engagement opportunities for business leaders like you. Our 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. Join data2insight as we continue to celebrate Pride Month and other LGBT organizations....

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21 May Garden for Wildlife

Since 1973, Garden for Wildlife has been educating and empowering people to turn their own small pieces of Earth into thriving habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.  In doing so, people across North America are making a difference in their cities, towns, and neighborhoods—all while deepening their connections to the natural world. Founded on the belief that everyone can enjoy and protect wildlife where they live, work, learn, play, and worship, the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife programs provide simple steps and resources to create beautiful spaces that make a big impact for local and migratory species, from small window boxes to vast habitat corridors. Celebrating 45 years in 2018, Garden for Wildlife has grown to encompass more than 2.5 million wildlife-friendly acres of backyards, gardens, fields, and community spaces across the United States. Scroll through the timeline to learn about the movement's impact through the years. Join data2insight as we Garden for Wildlife in all our locations!...

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14 May May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America has led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings.  Data2insight has joined them in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about. Last week, data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, was at the offices of Behavior Health Response (BHR) in St. Louis, Missouri.  BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical incident stress management (CISM).  BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.  BHR, the community’s behavioral health safety net, ensures compassionate and immediate barrier free access to behavioral health services. To be part of the celebration, check out the #4mindbody challenge.  Join data2insight as we strive to create gains for our overall health and well being! ...

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30 Apr Washington is home to the 2018 National Teacher of the Year

Stand for Children recently recognized this year’s National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning of Spokane, Washington.  Stand for Children is an organization that ensures that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training. Mandy Manning of Spokane was announced as the top teacher in the country last week after being named the Washington Teacher of the Year this past September.  She teaches immigrant and refugee students at Ferris High School’s Newcomer Center in Spokane and embodies a truly student-first approach to teaching.  Check out her interview here. Mandy’s work has also extended outside the classroom. At Ferris High she led an effort to include more voices in discipline procedures and helped decrease suspensions by 74 percent. Join data2insight as we say congratulations to one of our #sheros!...

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