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  • MNAiC Alumnae Stories LIVE Chat Recap with Alumna and Industrial Engineer, Erin Mitchell
    Alumnae Stories is a monthly LIVE Chat — the series provides program participants an online opportunity to connect with alumnae at various stages of their journey as #womenintech, as well as industry leaders and educators. This month I caught up with a fellow MNAiC Award Honoree and alumna, engineer, and geekette, Erin Mitchell.
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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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  • These 6 Young Women of Color are Making Local History and Impact, as Shining Tech Stars
    In celebration of Black History Month, we're recognizing six young women of color for their computing-related interests, skills, and accomplishments!
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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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  • Microsoft Tests New Approach to Experiential Learning
    Through a range of initiatives and partnerships, similar to the one with Aspirations, Microsoft is helping young people discover a passion for tech. Many of these partnerships are leading the movement to close the gender gap, driving racially inclusive business practices and influencing awareness around ethics in technology.
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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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  • Exploring, Engaging, and Advancing Technical Knowledge — While Paying it Forward
    In this month’s segment of Alumnae Stories, host, Katherine Myers speaks with Anjali Donthi, a current program participant and 2019 Aspirations in Computing State Winner.
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  • Girls in Tech, Virtually a Reality
    Like the disruptive force of VR technology, today’s women in tech, are breaking the false code that technology is best designed and delivered by men. And REM5 is using VR technology to dismantle accessibility and opportunity barriers for Minnesota’s young women.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 — Maximizing Influence to Drive Career Success
    As a continuation of our series, we feature Rachel Whitcomb, Vice President of Supply Chain Technology at Target Corporation. Rachel shares transformative insights into the role mentors can play in shaping mentees’ careers…
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Keeping Pace with the Dynamic Nature of IT Innovation
    Whether you ‘get IT’ or don’t, the Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence can help dispel the myths and misconceptions of what  information technology (I.T.) is , where I.T. happens, why I.T.  happens… and by what kinds of people. The truth of the matter is this – I.T. is Everywhere… and it can be for Everyone!
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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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