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1496_ 2/12/14 - Today we are talking with Ruthe Farmer the director of Strategic Initiatives at NCWIT. "Aspirations In Computing is a national recognition and talent development program for girls in technology. The idea is to identify girls at the high school level that are showing interest, an aptitude and give them a reason to stay, in fact give them lots of reasons to stay. Girls apply for the rewards program every fall and just last month we've been selecting girls for award ceremonies all over the country. We've just selected our 35 national winners, and that group of girls is the top 1.5% of all the applicants. This year NCWIT/Aspirations in Computing had about 2500 applicants. These girls are really the cream of the crop, and we will be recognizing them at Bank of America HQ in Charlotte, N. C. at the Ritz Carlton and this fabulous weekend that Bank of America provides for them. They'll meet a lot of technical women from Bank of America, learn a lot about the information security industry and what goes into technology in banking, receive a trophy and a wonderful ceremony and a lot of gifts from our sponsors - including a laptop, cash.... it's going to be really exciting. So that's happening March 14-16th" said Ruthe. Larry recalled being at one of the award ceremonies a few years back, and one young woman had told him that she really didn't want to get into computers or technology but the NCWIT challenge came along and it just snowballed - she was one of the winners. Ruthe said... listen for the details...
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