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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Salesforce MVP, Shonnah Hughes
    MNAiC Alumnae Host, Katherine Myers speaks with Getfeedback’s Product Evangelist & Salesforce MVP, Shonnah Hughes about distance learning, and remote work during COVID-19, and why diverse representation in tech matters.
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  • 10 Innovative Women Making History in the Twin Cities' Tech Space
    These innovators are leading and advocating for changes that dismantle barriers and ensure equitable access for women and underrepresented people to the technology sector.
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  • Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Response to COVID-19
    As COVID-19 progresses and communities and businesses become increasingly involved in ways to slow and manage the virus spread, we wanted you to know that MNAiC is committed to the safety of program participants, partners, volunteers, and staff. We’ve been actively engaged in implementing changes to the way we go about our important work.
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Alumna Guest, Amiyah Hunter
    As a National and State Aspiration in Computing Winner, Amiyah Hunter speaks to the impact the program has had on her educational trajectory and the important role representation played during her tenure.
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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Special Guest Claire Kaiser
    The first chat of the year was all the feels for me! We invited Claire Kaiser, who is a biomedical engineering PhD student at my alma mater, the University of Minnesota — Go Gophers!
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  • Announcing 2020 National Aspirations in Computing Award Honorees from Minnesota
    The Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program will recognize 10 young women from Minnesota high schools at its 8th Annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony as National Honorable Mentions on April 15, 2020.
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  • Equity in Opportunity, in the Ability to Thrive
    2019 marked our eighth year of this tremendously successful partnership with Minnesota businesses, schools, educators, and community organizations.
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  • Introducing Alumnae Stories on Instagram LIVE
    You asked and we listened! This social media series gives you and other young women in high school to connect with each other. Through featuring past and present program participants you’ll have the opportunity to learn and connect with peers and with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech.
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  • Inclusion Changes What's Possible
    Here are the types of experiences that empower and provide underrepresented tech talent the opportunities to claim equity and change what’s possible in tech.
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  • Strength in Numbers — It's More Than Just Coding
    Plenty of girls are interested in STEM jobs, but many don’t want to code software all day. Is a successful career in tech possible without becoming a code maven?
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  • 2020 Aspirations in Computing Application Season Coming Soon
    Young women from Minnesota’s high schools with computing related interests are highly encouraged to apply for the 2020 Aspirations in Computing Awards program.
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  • Aspirations in Computing Explores Land O' Lakes' AgTech
    This summer, three 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Honorees participated in an extended internship opportunity at the at the Arden hills Land O’Lakes headquarters. The three young women were invited to share their experience with the Fortune leaders at the company and here’s what they had to say.
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  • Where Are They Now: Fiona Chow
    The 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony is April 17th, and there is no better time to share another exclusive look into the lives of past MNAiC honorees! This time we are catching up with Fiona Chow, a 2018 State Honorable Mention and 2017 Certificate of Distinction recipient.
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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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  • 7 Tips for Job Interview Success
    Experts say a good job interview starts well before the job seeker and interviewer meet. Preparation can be as important as the interview itself. Researching, practicing, and dressing appropriately are the first steps to making the most of a job interview. During Veritas Technologies Professional Workshop, honorees received these following tips:
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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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  • Where Are They Now: Caroline Zeng
    The Where are They Now? series provides an exclusive look into their lives, exposing their personal and professional interests, their favorite learning and enrichment experiences, and their education and career plans. This article features Caroline Zeng, a 2018 Minnesota State Winner and National Honorable Mention.
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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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  • Going the Distance with IT Exploration Learning in Greater Minnesota
    A pilot project funded and supported by Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and Lyft Career Pathways helped the IT Exploration partners to design and develop the distance offering that involves the study of computer hardware maintenance and repair, software development (including gaming), network administration, telecommunications, data analytics, and cyber security.
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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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  • New and Improved 2018 ITX Curriculum
    IT Exploration (ITX) offers market relevant educational materials to prepare secondary and postsecondary students for success in a fast-changing technological world. The program can be enlivened through the engagement of area employers and IT professionals. ITX prepares students for higher education and career success in high-demand technology jobs.
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  • Championing Gender Equality in Tech through Education
    With women like Alexandra Brown and Stephanie Spann as part of the company’s leadership team, it's no surprise that STEM Fuse has joined the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, in supporting the Aspirations in Computing Award Program as a Champion Partner who is actively leading the charge for gender equity in tech, and the state institution’s #MNGirlsDisruptTECH initiative.
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  • Empowering Young Women in Tech through Engagement
    The Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and their many partners, including MHTA – WLiT, have teamed up to address gender equality in tech through specially curated programs focused on engaging and supporting young women’s interests in tech.
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  • Generating SPARCS
    SPARCS is about Sustaining Passion, Ambition and Resolve for Career Success.  The year-round program for young women aims to build excitement and inspire students to embrace technology education at the high school level, through relevant and engaging information technology (I.T.) learning experiences.  Ultimately, SPARCS experiences are designed to inspire and empower Minnesota’s young women to become technology literate, confident and competent.    
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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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  • IT Exploration... is for Everyone!
    Information Technology (I.T.) has become the BIG engine that could.  It powers education, business and community success.  I.T. is all around us.  From smartphones to social media sites, I.T. is the hardware,  software, and people with passion for technology that excites and engages all of us in the digital world.  Where there’s interactivity, you’ll find information technology.
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  • 2020 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Ceremony Goes Virtual
    Young women from high schools across Minnesota will be recognized for their technical prowess and passion at the program’s first virtual celebrations in May and June.
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