NWrWIC: Women Pioneering Innovation

Come Join us for a day event on celebrating women in computing (STEM). Our theme this year: Women Pioneering Innovation.

We have an amazing thought leaders speaker line up to share their expertise, speed networking, the Hunt workshop, career expo and many more.

We are giving away 10 tickets. If interested, then email us pr@24notion.tv by wednesday April 9th

Follow the conversation #NWrWIC @24Notion and @MsSonicFlare

Date: April 12, 2014
Location: DoubleTree, Portland, OR
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232, USA
Time: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

24Notion partners up with U.S. Department of State in empowering girls through technology

In the last months, we have been hard at work to create a synergy through our Corporate Social Reponsibilities and our new effort at 24Notion and Girls In Tech. This summer we are partnering up with the U.S. Department of State in one of the amazing new initiative.  News Release is here

“U.S. Department of State Empowering Girls in the Middle East and North Africa Through Technology”.

Come see our leader, Ivo lukas, Founder/CEO of 24Notion & Chief Innovation officer/Global Mentorship programs of Girls in Tech will be speaking on July 16th in Washington DC at the Microsoft HQ with other top women leaders in the technology/entrepreneurship arena about the value of Mentorship and how you could become the next generation leader(s). This event is a VIP/private exclusive event only.

If media/journalist/bloggers are interested in being invited, please email pr@24notion.tv or ivo@24notion.tv

follow @techgirls @24Notion @girlsintech

More info below-

From June 25 – July 18, these tech-savvy teenagers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen will engage with their American counterparts in the classroom and the community, working on their technical development and leadership skills. They will participate in an iD TechCamp, an interactive technology and computer camp, at Towson University; meet with leading U.S. technology companies in Washington, DC, and New York, NY; and take part in community service activities. The TechGirls will be also be mentored by representatives from top technology companies, making important personal contacts and expanding their networks to compete equally in an often male-dominated field. The TechGirls Program is administered by Legacy International.

TechGirls was first announced in 2011, on the heels of the successful first year of TechWomen, a mentoring program that pairs emerging female leaders with top American women in the technology sector.

Working to ensure a diverse experience, the Department has teamed up with several private sector partners, including: 24Notion, ALIVE!, Inc., AT&T, Bully Pulpit Interactive, Code4Charity, the DC Digital Divas Dinner, DoSomething.org, Facebook, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Girls in Tech, Girls Who Code, Google, OhMyGov Inc., Precision Network, Relief International, TechChange, Women Innovate Mobile, Yahoo!, and Verizon Communications. The State Department is also pleased to collaborate with the White House, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), and the Federal Communications Commission for the TechGirls program.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that 27 TechGirlsfrom eight Middle Eastern countries and the Palestinian Territories will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 for a three-week exchange. TechGirls provides girls from the Middle East and North Africa with the knowledge and resources to pursue higher education and careers in technology. This program builds on the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.

 

Women of Influence 2013

Check out our #PBJOrchids award winners – Women of Influence 2013 by Portland Business Journal.

Over 600+ professionals( mostly women) attended the award luncheon on April 18th at Hilton, Portland Oregon.

Our CEO/Founder, Ivo Lukas was one of the recipient! check out a few articles by PBJ here and here

Congrats Ivo! @MsSonicFlare

 

Photo credit: PBJ

Mentorship Makes a Difference for Everyone

On March 8, 2013 is the International Women’s day, 24Notion’s own CEO Ivo Lukas hosted a virtual summit by Global Tech Women with Dawn Armstrong, the Mentorship Director of Girls in Tech in Los Angeles.  The topic was about the huge need for mentorship of the upcoming generations of girls in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  Since these industries are largely comprised of men, it is vital that women with experience in these fields help other women with technical skills and how to be successful.  This is a great opportunity to promote greater equality in STEM fields, and also a huge advantage for both the mentees as well as mentors.

At 24Notion, we love media and technology, and what’s great about the rise in technology is the convenience and accessibility that has emerged for mentoring channels.  E-mentoring has already been successfully used in education and has become a prominent practice among businessmen, especially entrepreneurs.  Mentorship is becoming so popular in business that this Forbes post suggests that one should have multiple mentors with different specializations to get a wide range of benefits. Mentorship is on the rise today, and it will only continue to grow.

Ivo and Dawn explain that if you’re mentoring someone (or being mentored by someone), you are “making contacts that are going to serve you and you are going to serve them for years and years to come.”  These relationships are not just for a mentee’s professional development, but for the collaboration that comes out of these connections. 24Notion thrives on connections since we know it’s the way to reach audiences and achieve strategic goals.  Our goals are to make a difference, and mentoring is a perfect way to do it.  This is an opportunity to give back and learn something new at the same time! Mentorship can make a difference in your personal networks, creativity, and innovation.  Find people who you look up to as well as who look up to you, and start those relationships.

If you have any Qs or interested in being a part of the STEM Girls in Tech Mentorship initiatives, contact  Ivo @MsSonicFlare

Check out the entire virtual summit with Ivo and Dawn below.  For more information about 24Notion’s focus on mentoring, email info@24Notion.tv.

Check out video of Virtual Summit

 

Women in Computing: Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?” is the theme of this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference #GHC12 on October 3-6, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention.

3,659 women, an increase of about 23% more people, flocked to Baltimore early this month to attend the GHC12. Attendees from 42 countries, 209 companies and about 1,505 are students from 345 academic institutions. The Top 5 colleges that support student participation include Harvey Mudd College, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Purdue University. TechWomen participants from all over the continent include: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Palestinians, and much more

Nora Denzel opened the Keynote speech, “Women Engineers have the power to change the world!” @ndenzel #GHC12. Here are her top 5 takeaways for the attendees: Have a positive attitude, feel comfortable when you are not, act properly, control your career PR agent, and create your own board of people

- A few great sessions that I’ve had the privileged of attending were Mentoring: Nethope in partnership with Microsoft/Accenture developed Women TechConnect.

-”Sponsors or mentors” panel session: Here are alarming statistics for women on top; Status of women in leadership and barriers that women are still facing include:

  • 3.8% women as CEO’s of Fortune 500 (19 women only)
  • 16.1% women as Board of Directors of Fortune 500
  • 14.1 %women as Corporate Executive of Fortune 500

Challenges women face: unconscious stereotyping, lack of access to influential others, outdated work process and mindsets. What are the solutions and initiatives? Mentoring, leaders in up planning, succession planning, and high potential ID

-Intel hosted the women in color: underrepresented women in color. Had a blast attending the luncheon with all of the 200 fabulous women in color in one ballroom.

-In the afternoon, we’ve had Tech entrepreneurs Lab #TEL over 200+ attended the session and workshop. As part of the TEL committees, it was my privilege to help out the jam session. The ladies were paired up in a group of 10’s. The collaborations started 10 on each team. The team was tasked with creating an ideation based on solving the problems of one of the categories provided or choosing their own idea buckets. They were to deliver the pitch in 60 seconds, telling us the how and why: check out my top 5 must haves to pitch-rules of thumb(see photo below). Great ideas across! There is an app that tracks geographic location for students who walk to their car, dormitory, or nearby locations for their destination at night.

Last but not least, our panel discussion on how to optimize job searches was a full house. Ladies and gentlemen of all age groups came to hear the sessions. Take aways: Create an online brand presence for you, Do research on the company that you are meeting, Maximize/strategize your top companies to meet, elevate your elevator pitch, and last but not least, do stand outs from the crowd.

Last but not least: Career fair for students are awesome.  Companies from Expedia, Apple, Yahoo, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Dropbox, Salesforce, and many more. See full list here

Are we there yet? Almost… Let’s keep it going, ladies! To learn more about ABI, check out their site. See you next year in MSP!


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

Twitter: #ghc12 #TEL

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 Goes Bicoastal

It was a busy week of panels, tweets, and excitement for 24Notion and CEO Ivo Lukas last week.  From the east coast to the west coast, 24Notion was making their presence known in the Sizzling Miami Tweet up in the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and the Girls in Tech Career Expo in the foggy city of San Francisco.

View of Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL

View of Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL

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In Miami, 24Notion started the week off right as a sponsor of the hottest celebration of social gathering and social media.  And it was not only Miami residents that joined in the fun – the #SizzlingMiamiTweetUp went virtual with tweets, statuses, and posts from all over the nation.  Check out the conversation here.  Keep your eyes open for some of the influential leaders that flocked to the sunny city to support the night of tweet up:

@2MorrowKnight @Mo_Miami @AnnTran_ @isazapata @MomsofAmerica @OurTownMagazine @SteveAkinsSEO @TheOnlineMom

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And of course, make sure to check out @24Notion’s presence at the Tweet-Up along with @MsSonicFlare.  Overall, the night was a huge success with our little social media hearts beating fast.

As if that was not enough, 24notion’s trusted leader, Ivo Lukas, took a quick jump across our grand nation and ended up in San Francisco, as a feature for the Girls in Tech Panel Discussion on Landing the Perfect Job – and Keeping it.  The panel discussion included females who have longed proved that they know what they are doing in the career world.  Lukas and Girls in Tech were joined with leaders in Microsoft, Facebook and Anita Borg Institute.

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

Ivo Lukas + the ladies of Microsoft, Facebook, & Anita Borg Institute

The event hosted 350 eager attendees who gained ‘how tos’ on writing a resume, social networking, and maneuvering in the technology field sector.  The event also touched based on some common interview mishaps and inspired women of all ages that their qualities and skills can land them the perfect job with a few helpful tips.

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Lukas was honored to be a part of such a crucial and influential panel discussion – proud that Girls in Tech are taking the steps needed to begin to close the gender gap that reigns in STEM careers.

In the end, 24Notion’s bicoastal adventures were a huge success — receiving lots of love from both coasts.  Check back soon to see what is thrown our way next.  One thing is for sure — it does not look like we are slowing down!

We hope you all had a happy and sunny fourth with lots of food, family, and fun.

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Girls in Tech Presents:  Women panel discussion + networking mixer: Bridging the Gap and landing the perfect tech job

June 29th at Moscone Center. San Franciso, CA at 11am Pacific

Women are making strides in supporting one another in entering and staying in technology fields.  Come and hear the women leaders have a candid conversation on what needs to be done to continue to solve the gender gap in technology careers.  What socialized behavior and habits do women have that are different than men in the work place? Can these hold women back?

Hear what female workplace role models have to say about the importance of:

-       Mentorships

-       Networking

-       Career building skills

-       And much more !

If you have ever found yourself or your women colleagues be hesitant about asking for raises or promotions, shy about self-promotion or reluctant to point out their own achievements, come listen to concrete advice from women who have paved the way in advancing careers in a male-dominated industry.

  • Kendra Arimoto, Executive Search, Facebook
  • Jerri Barrett, Vice President of Marketing, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • Irina Frumkin, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  • Ivo Lukas, COO/Exec. Director of Global Mentorship Programs-Girls in Tech & CEO/Founder- 24Notion
  • Laura Slezinger, M.D. Girls in Tech, San Francisco & GIT Global Corp. Dev., Intellectual Property & Internet Law Attorney, A Venture Gained Legal

sftce-green-220x250Immediately after the panel, please join us for Noon Mixer! Girls in Tech will host an informal networking mixer at noon immediately following the panel discussion. Apply the panel’s advice right away by meeting recruiters, tech leaders, and other leading professionals in the tech industry. Bring your confidence and business cards to really make an impression! This is a free event, register now.

lauraslezingerb26wLaura Slezinger M.D. Girls in Tech, San Francisco & GIT Global Corp. Dev.

Intellectual Property & Internet Law Attorney, A Venture Gained Legal

Laura has a passion for the intersection of law, technology and the creative, entrepreneurial spirit. She wants to enable others to create what they want to see in the world around them- via technology, law and innovation. She is also a fervent champion of advancing women in all areas of business and leadership – and believes society as a whole will benefit from the increased engagement of women across all industries.

She received her J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the law school newspaper. She was Fundraising Chair  for the Women’s Law Caucus and hosted a record breaking charity auction to benefit a local women’s domestic violence shelter.

She received her LL.M. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she was a staff editor and author on the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin. She worked at the Intellectual Property and Internet Justice Clinic where she advocated for students being sued by the RIAA for alleged illegal downloading of music. Currently she is Managing Director of the San Francisco Chapter of Girls in Tech, Director of Corporate Development for GIT Global and has a law practice  focusing on early stage startups in business, technology, intellectual property and privacy law. Follow her @GITLaura

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Vice President of Marketing-Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

As the Vice President of Marketing for the Anita Borg Institute, Jerri is responsible for the Institute’s overall branding, public relations, social media, collateral, program marketing and out bound communications.  Jerri Barrett came to the institute after 20 years in the telecommunications industry with experience in both large corporations and startups. Prior to coming to the Institute, Jerri was Director of Marketing for IP Unity, a Silicon Valley startup and managed the communications for their merger with Glenayre in 2007. Before that Jerri worked with a variety of companies in marketing positions including Nortel, Frontier, CNET, Inc., LinkAir and HighWired. Jerri holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.

125x125_ivolukasheadshotIvo Lukas

COO/Exec. Director of Global Mentorship Programs-Girls in Tech & CEO/Founder- 24Notion

Ivo Lukas is the Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director of Global Mentorship and Partnership Program at Girls in Tech. Ivo is passionate about leading, nurturing and mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, whose aspire to be in technology. She is the advocate of encouraging positive, inspiring and improving lives of the young girls to gain an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills. She is leading the Global Girls in Tech mentorship program with goals to support young girls ages K-12, college professionals and young entrepreneurs on the importance of math, tech and science at a young age that will embrace, collaborate and promote growth and success for young girls to stay in the technology sector. Furthermore, She is the Founder and CEO of 24Notion, a creative digital, brand, marketing, PR and lifestyle shop with special emphasize in giving back to the global communities (CSR). 24Notion is an integrated, cross-functional team of experts who develop and execute innovative solutions in collaboration with client needs. Ivo has over 18 years of experience in combining brand marketing, PR, advertising, innovative creative, and digital solutions for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and private and public institutions in a range of industries. Her sector expertise ranges but not limited to mobile, media/arts/entertainment, beauty and cosmetics, banking and financial services, fashion and apparel, academics, technology, consumer goods and services, B2B/B2C, retail, social enterprises, eco and sustainable products, and healthcare. Follow her @MsSonicFlare

bio2Irina Frumkin- Senior SDE & Technical Lead of Microsoft

Irina joined Microsoft immediately out of college and has been with Microsoft for almost 10 years working on a wide gamut of products including MSN Mobile, Photography, Social experiences and Xbox Live services.  Irina has developed large scale Social Gaming services platform based on Azure and authored an application model for distributed systems. She is currently working on large scale real-time monitoring and diagnostic solution for Xbox 360 Services. Irina graduated from University of Washington with a Computer Science degree. She resides in Seattle with her husband and two very energetic sons ,Jesse 6 and Jacob 8 that keep her very busy outside of work.

Screen shot 2012-06-22 at 3.54.45 AMKendra Arimoto

Executive search-Facebook