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

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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

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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.

 

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.

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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 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 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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