Grace Hopper Celebrations 2012

Come join us in attending #GHC12 at Baltimore, Maryland.

THEME: ARE WE THERE YET?
BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
OCTOBER 3 – 6, 2012

 

A few sessions/workshops to attend:

October 3, 2012: 3:15pm: Career Development Track- How to Optimize Your Job Search

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Moderator: Carolyn Strobel (Anita Borg Institute)
Panelists: Dawn Carter (NetApp Inc), Stephenie Harp (CA Technologies), Ivo Lukas (Girls in Tech & 24Notion), Kendra Arimoto (Facebook)

Abstract:  Whether you are looking for your first job or thinking about a career change, come to this session to learn how to optimize your search.  This group of recruiters and hiring managers will discuss the activities involved in a job hunt including: how to engage your network in your job search; searching for jobs online, and what to do when you attend a job fair.  The panel will also discuss what they are looking for when they meet a potential candidate.

Speakers:

 October 4th, 2012: Tech Entrepreneurs Lab; THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH | 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM, Baltimore Convention Center

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TECH ENTREPRENEUR LAB ACTIVITIES:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (BCC:Ballroom I): ”In conversation with …. Robin Chase, Sandy Jen, Asmau Ahmed and Elisa Camahort Page
Abstract:This session will highlight the different personal journeys that our guests underwent to become technology entrepreneurs.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (BCC:Hall D Lunchtime Table Topics Area): “Ask the Experts ..”
Abstract:This session will offer the opportunity to talk with mentors over lunch casually and candidly, including Entrepreneur Attorneys, Venture Capitalists, Successful Entrepreneurs
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (BCC:Ballroom I): Tech Entrepreneurs Lab
Abstract: This hands-on workshop will allow you to experience the “Ideation”, “Pitch” or “Networking” phase

TECH ENTREPRENEURS LAB COMMITTEE:

Elisa Camhort-Page, BlogHer
Angie Chang, Women 2.0
Rupa Dachere, Founder, CodeChix.org
Seema Gururaj, Anita Borg Institute
Sandy Jen, Meebo
Sharon Kan, Babson College
Kathy Kleiman, Esq., Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
Ivo Lukas, 24Notion & Girls in Tech
Sharon Vosmek, Astia

 

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24Notion will be at NAAMBA

The 4th Annual National Association of Asian MBA’s (NAAMBA) Leadership Conference and Exposition is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. and is presenting Emerging Leaders Under 40 award winners including Founder and CEO of 24Notion, Ivo Lukas. The conference theme this year is Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, which reflects NAAMBA’s commitment to cultivating and developing Pan-Asian talent today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Their organization’s core mission is to empower and advance Pan-Asian professionals globally. Through mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities, NAAMBA strives to equip its stakeholders with tools and resources for becoming effective and inspirational global leaders. Slated to become a major initiative of NAAMBA, there is no better time than now to launch Tomorrow’s Leaders Today as the conference theme. The conference gives an opportunity for the community to come to the expo and ask the speakers/mentors questions for the next three days at Hyatt Regency level 2& Santa Clara Convention Center 5101 & 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 from 3:50pm-5:00pm. There are many speakers/mentors for this event so be sure to attend so you may have the change to learn from their success. You can meet 24Notion, including the CEO at the Mentoring and Networking breakfast, STEM panel discussions and Gala Dinner & Awards on Friday, September 14, 2012.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012-Concurrent Professional Development Sessions III – 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm

STEM: Building Top Talent Pipeline for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professionals 

STEM-trained workforce enjoys a competitive edge when it comes to career prospects globally. Companies increasingly find themselves competing for best STEM talent for hard-to-fill jobs as STEM talent pool is limited. Growing number of initiatives are bringing to light the shrinking STEM talent pool and the urgent need to encourage more professionals to pursue STEM education and careers to respond to the growing need of developing and acquiring STEM talent.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Acquire information on the growing STEM fields and the career paths available within these fields. Find answers to questions such as, why are STEM-trained professionals a scarce talent pool. Why is STEM talent shrinking and what can be done to reverse this trend? How can companies effectively build and increase talent pipeline for STEM professionals?

Speaker(s):

  • Moderator: Thomas G. Zimmerman, Research Staff Member, IBM Research-Almaden
  • Ivo Lukas, Founder & CEO, 24Notion
  • Lo Li, Director, Revenue Management Technologies, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • Amy Wong, Director, STEM Integration, Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF)

See you soon! Be sure to follow @24Notion and @MsSonicFlare

24Notion’s CEO/Founder Gets Up-Close and Personal with ASU Students

Ivo Lukas, 24Notion’s CEO/Founder, was sought out by ASU/STEM/WISE leaders for an exclusive interview opportunity with ambitious, technology-minded high school girls.  With a mission of supporting and understanding how women entrepreneurs/STEM leaders can make it to the top and then providing mentorship for young girls who want to follow those leaders’ footsteps, Lukas was a natural candidate to be interviewed. Our trusted leader at 24Notion jumped at the opportunity to reach out to young girls and reminisce on her journey from being a math-savvy high school student to top female STEM entrepreneur.

Dr. Robyn McKay, professor and mentor of a group of motivated, STEM/WISE-minded high school girls, acted as moderator extraordinaire during a casual question and answer interview style with Lukas.  The questions were created and presented by fifteen high school girls, who were participating in a daylong career fair, STEM workshop, and day-in-the-life conference, and each one were fun, personal and focused on advice and personal experiences.  The virtual and online interview was conducted over Skype video conference call – a fitting medium for a STEM-based discussion – and was then featured in Dr. Robyn McKay’s article, “3 Strategies for Increasing Self-Worth, Net Worth: Women in STEM” and made into a podcast, where you can listen here.

   

 

We picked the best take-aways from the interview and drafted a list of Ivo Lukas’ top advice in leaving your stamp in the STEM/WISE world. Below, you will find fundamental lessons and personal experiences from Lukas herself.  For more helpful words of wisdom, listen to the whole podcast.

1. Personal strengths – creative, innovative, and math-minded.  Even in High School she worked hard to make the things that she enjoyed her strengths and then utilize them in the technology world.

2.  What makes a good mentor – a good mentor breaks you out of your comfort zone.  There will always be people around to comfort you (i.e. parents, teachers, siblings) but a good mentor is one that encourages you to keep improving and pushes you to new experiences.

3. Vision for the future – keep pushing the envelope.  Lukas plans on keep building 24Notion, the business she built from the ground up, and taking on new challenges with the company.  She also plans on mentoring more with women and girls in STEM careers and donating her time and skills to philanthropic endeavors.  Proving she is a women of her word, Lukas has already kick started the Girls in Tech Mentoring Program (GITm) and has been a huge player in the continuing development of Girls in Tech, a non-profit social enterprise committed to engaging, educating, and empowering like-minded women to enter technology fields with confidence and a capacity for success.  Check out more about Girls in Tech and the mentorship program and stay ahead of the loop with Lukas’ Huffpost article on the next generation’s leaders in STEM.

4.  Biggest challenge/achievement  – 24Notion.  She started the company by its bootstraps and has been able to gain the funding needed to become a full global integrative creative marketing and lifestyle agency with a list of impressive clients.  She remembers when people told her that she was crazy for not only starting a business, but also giving so much back to philanthropic efforts.  24Notion has been ranked as #23 by Portland Business Journal on their list of most philanthropic companies, which shows that staying to your core values and listening to your own instincts is always important.

5.  What did you want to be in high school —  Everything.  Lukas disclosed that she dreamed of being a mathematician, scientist, flight attendant, CIA agent, and the list goes on.  Even with so many passions and work ambitions, everything that Lukas wanted to do came down to technology, creativity and art.

To hear more from Ivo Lukas, check her out at @MsSonicFlare

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24Notion: Winner of Innovative Award


While many mourn the coming of September for its mark of the end of summer, we at 24Notion are anxiously waiting its arrival.  On Friday, September 14th Portland’s Downtown Hilton Hotel will get a whole lot of good vibes coming its way, as it hosts Portland Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards of 2012.  With honorees such as First Federal, Portland Timbers, Nike, Intel, and Cambia Health Solutions, this event covers the span of small, medium, and large companies that play a huge role in our (finally) thriving community.

Along with the sized categories of philanthropic honors, PBJ will also be presenting three companies with the Innovative Partnership Award, in which 24Notion will be a respondent! This is a huge honor for the entire crew and we could not be more pleased to see that not only our hard work and creativity for clients, but also our dedication to giving back in fresh and sustaining ways is gaining notice.

This is not the first time we have been singled out by Portland Business Journal for our philanthropic mindset – we have been ranked 2 years in a row as the 23rd most philanthropic company by PBJ’s annual list.  Keep checking back to our blog to see if we make the list for a third year in a row next year.

Tickets for the Corporate Philanthropy Awards are on sale for $65 and everyone here at 24Notion would love to see support during such an exciting day.  Below is the list of Companies that are being honored, 24Notion included!

Companies being honored are:

Small

AdvantisCredit Union
BarranLiebman LLP
Boly:WelchConsulting | Recruiting
CapitalPacific Bank
FirstFederal
PosterGarden
RiverviewCommunity Bank
StollBerne
Unitus Community Credit Union
WashingtonTrust Bank

Medium

Becker Capital Management
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
KPMG LLP
Lithia Motors Inc
Melvin Mark Cos
Miller Nash
Moss Adams LLP
Pacific Continental Bank
Portland Timbers
Windermere Cronin & Caplan

Large    
Bank of America
Cambia Health Solutions
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Nike
Pacific Power/ Pacific Power Foundation
Portland General Electric
The Standard
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Innovative Partnership Award

24Notion
S.D. Deacon
Tillamook County Creamery Association

Check back soon for pictures of the event and the low-down of this local star-studded event.  In the meantime, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest see features of the type of things that helped us win such a prestigious award!