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  • Aspirations Honorees Eagerly Engage with Minnesota Employers
    This summer, 26 talented Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award (MNAiC) Honorees were matched with 21 Minnesota businesses for an engaging job shadow experience.
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  • Strength in Numbers – Changing Self-perceptions
    In our search to understand more about companies that are successfully implementing workplace diversity, we interviewed Kathy Washenberger, newly appointed Director of Information Security/GRC at Deluxe Corporation.
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  • Strength in Numbers — Optimizes Equity in Tech for Women
    In this Strength-in-Numbers series article, we speak with Amy Alexander, Senior Biomedical Engineer at Mayo Clinic where she converts 2-D radiological images into 3D-printed models. Amy discusses what she believes can be done to improve participation by women in the technology industry.
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  • Strength in Numbers – Leads to Transformative Policies
    Numerous studies, including Google’s two-year quest to build the perfect team, reveal that creating a diverse culture with a foundation of respect and trust leads to high performing teams. Developing policies that support these values is helping to transform work environments that benefit organizations, employees, and customers.
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  • Strength in Numbers – Catalyst for Cultural Change
    It’s one thing to talk about corporate diversity and inclusion, and yet another to actually implement it in an effective way. In this article, we get an inside view of how Director of Software Engineering, Julie Gallenberg, is helping to influence company culture and the well-being of her colleagues, and the staff she leads at Minneapolis-based information security company, Code42.
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  • The Minnesota Twins SPARCS a Field of Dreams
    The Twins’ team hit a technology home run with the SPARCS visiting team this past October. Young women who are passionate about tech took part in an exclusive “behind the scenes” tech tour of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club as part of the Fall 2018 lineup of SPARCS Employer Engagement events.  Participants enjoyed an adventure-filled day learning how the Twins and Major League Baseball use technology to ensure fans at the ballpark and everywhere else in ...
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  • Strength in Numbers – Leads to a Culture of Trust
    Minnesota-based Merrill Corporation is laser focused on building trustworthy business relationships. And, inside its corporate walls, tech executives like Peg Mickelson are helping to create a culture of trust that encourages and supports women seeking careers in technology.
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  • A Winning Strategy to Drive Gender Equity in Tech
    Employer partners involved in the Minnesota Aspirations for Computing Program, believe exposure to technology career options through experiential learning opportunities can be equally powerful, and perhaps more advantageous during the high school years.
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  • MN Businesses Engage Young Women in Tech through Experiential Learning
    Visiting workplaces and interacting with technologists offers invaluable opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce to learn about technical roles in an organization, and the professional skills employees need to possess to help drive business success
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  • Reasons 4 the Season: Why You Should Partner to ‘Disrupt Tech’ in 2018
    The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing program brings together thought leaders from local businesses along with leaders from the technology sector, schools and community to help young women achieve their computing related educational and career goals.
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  • Cultivating a Gender Inclusive I.T. Workforce
    Minnesota is facing a shortage of tech talent – in addition to the shortage, there is an alarming gap in gender equity.  Women, especially women of color, are essentially “absent” from technology innovation across the United States, according to The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). 
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  • How Employers Should Prepare for Generation Z
    Employers have been working with Millennial students for quite a few years, however, are you ready for Generation Z? Generation Z is the new generation of students coming out of college in the next 4-5 years and beginning to enter the workforce. They were born between 1995-2012, so many of the Generation Zs are 21 years old already. We want to help employers who feel challenged with figuring out how to prepare for the newest generation of employees entering the workforce. This article shares...
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