Amazing Successful Female Entrepreneurs 1615_ 9/29/14 - [1408_ 7/18/13] - Lucy Sanders, who is CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), has received a U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame award. Sanders co-founded NCWIT in 2004 to significantly increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT, headquartered in the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado - Boulder, helps companies, academic institutions, and K-12 organizations recruit and retain girls and women to technology and computing fields. The award was presented at the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 National Conference June 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas. RELATED LINKS: NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Podcast Directory || KEYWORDS: Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women in Technology, NCWIT, STEM Solutions, U.S. News, STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award, ATLAS, Women, Girls, Technology, Computing Fields
Tapping into the human resource connections in your market 1608_ 9/15/14 - Last year 100s of people attended this event and it has been sold out each of the last four years. The format is appreciated by all - there are no speakers, just a lot of time to network and make or renew your contacts. We asked Howard Potter to talk about his networking best practices. Networking should be about 'How can I help you?' You walk into a meeting, the first thing you want to think is, 'What can I do to help these people in the room?' First, try to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early. Those first minutes are the most important. You can get the ground work going, canvass the room, get a feeling for what's going on. I would also suggest, try to leave 15 minutes late, at the end of the networking time is some of the most valuable time that you spend. After the networking session is over you have to take the cards you've collected, make notes on the cards to remind yourself later of who you met. Talking about business cards - Never, Never, Never be without your business card. Howard Potter, recovering attorney and CPA is the founder (9 years ago) of this Annual Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event: Don't miss this one, Sept. 17, 2014. Check it out... RELATED LINKS: Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event || Howard Potter || Colorado Companies to Watch || ACG Channel || w3w3.com Blog || KEYWORDS: Howard Potter, Investment & Finance Cross-Networking, ACG Denver, Networking Rules of Engagement, Business Cards, Brand Yourself, bytes=5740150 LISTEN TO: Howard Potter, Host, 9th Annual Cross Networking Event
These resources are not only free, but also adaptable to your needs (Facts from NCWIT, Your Way) 11602_ 9/8/14 - Why spend hours searching for stats and graphics for an upcoming presentation about women in technology when NCWIT has done the hard work for you? Whether you're heading to the boardroom, the classroom, or a conference center, you can drag and drop graphics and slides into your own slideshows and proposals. Has anyone ever asked you why diversity in computing matters? With NCWIT's first mobile app, PockIT Facts, you can get stats about women in computing on the fly and share them throughout your social networks.
PockIT Facts: Shake your phone, and view colorful graphics containing statistics about girls and women in technology. Search the Apple App Store or the Android Apps on Google Play for "NCWIT" or "PockIT" to discover and share best practices for improving gender diversity in computing. www.ncwit.org/pockitfacts
NCWIT Scorecard (updated!): View trends in girls' and women's participation in computing and computing-related professions in the U.S. over time with one of NCWIT's most popular resources. Available files include JPGs, PPTs, and a PDF. www.ncwit.org/scorecard
Girls in IT: The Facts Gain a clearer picture of the current state of girls in computing, including key barriers to girls' participation, and what you can do to advocate for and implement change efforts. ("Girls in IT" is sponsored by NCWIT's K-12 Alliance.) Available files include JPGs, a shareable infographic, and a PDF. www.ncwit.org/thefactsgirls
Women in IT: The Facts View a coherent story about women in technology, one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., including data and tools to identify barriers to women's participation and promising practices to support your company's efforts to improve conditions for women in technology. ("Women in IT" is sponsored by NCWIT's WA Alliance.) Available files include JPGs, a PDF, and an animated slideshow. www.ncwit.org/thefacts
These resources are only a small sampling of free tips and tools available from NCWIT. Visit www.ncwit.org/resources to browse through hundreds more...
Guy Kawasaki: The art of changing hearts, minds and actions 1601_ [archives 2011-09-12] - Three years ago when I last interviewed our guest, Guy Kawasaki, managing partner of Garage Technology Ventures and founder of Alltop.com, we were going through some tougher times, I asked Guy, how do you think this will play out? Guy replied, "I'm not a visionary or an oracle, but I'll tell you what I'd tell an entrepreneur, which is... "Plug your ears and keep going!" Guy's latest and tenth book is, 'ENCHANTMENT, The art of changing hearts, minds and actions.' Guy's unique style, he replied, "The word is purely a marketing thing. You know, I wanted to own a word, like Tom Peters owns excellence... and I wanted my word to be enchantment. And I wanted the image [from the book cover], the butterfly to be recognizable as enchantment. So that's why the particular word, in a marketing sense. In a philosophical sense, I think people can aspire to a higher relationship than simply closing sales. So this would be enchanting people, getting people to believe in your dream as much as you do." Larry asked what motivated Guy to get on this topic. Well, he's been enchanting and evangelizing people for the about two-and-a-half decades now. It was time to collect all his lessons and put it out there so people could achieve more success with their new products, new services, new companies, new ideas. "I think if you enchant your customers you'll have a much better relationship with them, you'll have a longer relationship with them, probably a more profitable relationship and they too will be happier. I think it will help people have better relationships with their customers, and their prospective customers, which will in turn, lead to success. It's very difficult to foster this kind of relationship, particularly in a time when people are so skeptical about others and pessimistic. If you wait for the turnaround to occur and everybody is all happy and things are going honky-dory again, it may be too late." ...listen for much more... Related Links: Buy Enchantment and get Presentation Zen for free || Garage || AllTop || Guy's Blog || Venture Capital || Keywords: Guy Kawasaki, Enchantment, Garage Technology Ventures, Alltop.com, Relationship, Customers, The art of changing hearts, minds and actions - bytes=9751722 LISTEN To: Guy Kawasaki, Author, Enchantment
A Time for Reconciliation – Project C.U.R.E. - Republic of Rwanda 1596_ 8/4/14 - Twenty years ago the world saw the most gruesome civilian uprising known in our time: the Rwandan genocide—a period the international community laments as one of the largest preventable losses in recent history. By early 1994, ethnic tensions between the majority Hutu and marginal Tutsi populations in Rwanda had reached a peak. And before the world knew what was happening, nearly 1 million Rwandans had been slaughtered in one of the swiftest and most grisly massacres of our day. In April 2004, the University of Denver hosted with Project C.U.R.E. an event featuring H.E. President Paul Kagame, of the Republic of Rwanda. The Arena at the Ritchie Center was packed with 1000s in the audience. During an earlier break, Larry interviewed - Eugene Nyagahene, founder and CEO of Radio 10, Rwanda’s first private radio station since the genocide. In 1994 the radio in Rwanda had been used as a tool to help in the genocide, broadcasting false stories of safe passage and misleading people to come out of hiding and ultimately face their deaths. Rawandan's lost trust, feared and rejected radio. For Nyagahene, his long efforts and hard work to broadcast again, represents a new beginning for Rwandan radio, which had been controlled by the government for a decade. RELATED LINKS: H.E. President Paul Kagame Event Photos KEYWORDS: Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Eugene Nyagahene, Radio Free, University of Denver, DU, Marc Holtzman, Project C.U.R.E.
Valuable Information @ Your Fingertips... 1593_ 8/4/14 - w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado. We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; below are a few examples…
1593_ 8/4/14 - Some organizations have their own portal page on w3w3.com, or what we call a Channel. As a result, we help promote their events, cover the events, interview their key people and their keynote presenters, take pictures and post their photos on our website, add their stories on the w3w3.com podcast directory and the blog. Check out the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Denver Channel which is loaded with interviews, photos, text, variety of links, special and monthly events, and other specific information. ACG-Denver includes representatives from companies, private equity, finance, and professional service firms. ACG-Denver helps Colorado business owners and senior executives navigate the growth business community through valuable content; best-of-class resources; capital formation; and networking and connections with an influential community of executives growing companies locally, statewide and worldwide. RELATED LINKS: ACG Denver || ACG Denver Channel || KEYWORDS: Association for Corporate Growth, ACG Denver, Business Channel, Colorado, Business Organizations, Events, Photos, Interviews
Gaming company focused on teaching critical technology skills 1581_ 7/14/14 - This is Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, along with Larry Nelson of w3w3.com Media Network. We are interviewing a company in the 'gamification space', sort of the culmination of the education and gaming field and also an NCWIT member company in our entrepreneurial alliance. Moira Hardek is the president and CEO of Galvanize Labs a hybrid gaming company focused on teaching critical technology skills. They have produced a number of educational video games. Most recently a game called 'Taking Charge' that submerges players in captivating, learning stories while peaking on some of the fundamental building blocks of a quality technology education. "This is a key building block for any career. (We challenged the kids to name a career that didn't involve technology - there really aren't any.)" Moira said, "There are four pillars that describe who we are and what we believe, and can very effectively solve any problem. The first is Data: To collect data and information to properly analyze the problem. We believe very strongly in education - you always have to acknowledge your power, so education is big for us. Game theory is what drives everything for us and so that's our 3rd pillar. Game theory is all about creating internal motivation. So it's not just gamification, it's not just having fun, but creating motivation for your user. Then the fourth pillar being a great user experience." listen for more... RELATED LINKS: Galvanize Labs || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || KEYWORDS: Moira Hardek, Galvanize Labs, Hybrid Gaming, Taking Charge, Gameification, Lucy Sanders, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT, Entrepreneur, bytes=18114249 LISTEN TO: Moira Hardek, Pres/CEO, Galvanize Labs
Understand what do people want, what do they need 1569_ 6/23/14 - We are at the Mountain Desert Region EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists Reception at the Governor's Mansion here in Denver, Colorado, speaking with Andrew Wyant, President, General Manager of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in the health and fitness industry. NASM is really in the online education business and they focus on personal trainings. If you go to the gym and see a personal trainer, they have to go through a certification process. NASM is involved in delivering the online education that gets them ready for that certification exam, prepares them for jobs and gets them working. Andrew tells us they are really in the fitness and wellness space. it's not just about exercise alone, it can be about diet, it can be about wellness and there are great opportunities for us to keep building this business by helping Americans get in shape. NASM has been around for 25 years and is founded in good exercise science. But what we were able to do was take a great product and start to market it to America. . Andrew's advice for entrepreneurs included "Know your customer. For me the foundation of everything we do is understand what do people want, what do they need." Listen, there's more... RELATED LINKS: National Academy of Sports Medicine || EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program || EY 2014 Finalists || Economy Builders || Mastering Change || KEYWORDS: Andrew Wyant, National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM, Health and Fitness Industry, EY, Ernst & Young Denver, Governor's Mansion, Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalists Reception, Entrepreneurship, bytes=3743141 LISTEN TO: Andrew Wyant, President/Gen Manager, National Academy of Sports Medicine
The legislature's attitude was, everything is subject to sales tax 1569_ 6/23/14 - It has taken a lot to get here, to this celebration of the earned successes of the CTA Public Policy Committee during the last legislative session as it relates to the tech industry. We are talking with Bill Mueldener, Principal, State and Local Tax Services, at HEIN with a heavy focus on the technology industry. Bill is also a board member, part of the executive committee at CTA and serves as the co-chair of the public policy committee. Bill's involvement in the association over the last several years has been working to develop policies that are business friendly to help foster the technology development and the industry within Colorado. When the economy took a downturn and the government was naturally looking for different ways to find revenue it came to the attention of the legislature that they should assess tax and make software itself a taxable transaction. The legislature's attitude was 'everything is subject to sales tax, it can't be that big of a deal'. But it's not just a big deal monetarily, but the collection burden, those kinds of things were a big issue...listen for much more... RELATED LINKS: HEIN || Colorado Technology Association || Podcast Directory || Software Channel || Event Photos Slide Show || KEYWORDS: Bill Mueldener, Hein, Colorado Technology Association, CTA Public Policy Committee, Software, Sales Tax, Legislature, Business Connection Place, bytes=6658824 LISTEN TO: Wm Mueldener, Principal, HEIN