Posts on Aug 2018

DWN Awards 2018

By: Kathryn Rainville

July marked the 3rd anniversary for the DISH Women’s Network. As Michelle Calkins, co-founder and president of DWN said in her opening remarks, “…we’ve seen our members grow personally and professionally as they’ve broadened their connections across the company, earned promotions, and expanded their roles to become impactful players at DISH.” Each year, the DISH Women’s Network team selects women and men for various awards to recognize the milestones these incredible people have achieved over the course of the year. As Alison Moy, DWN VP of Member Engagement reminded us: “These rewards are an opportunity to not only recognize the winners but to also reflect on the cast talent around us and appreciate those who are pushing us to be better.”

This year, the DISH Women’s Network team received an overwhelming number of nominations which made the decision difficult. Congratulations to all of the nominees for all of their hard work. Right now, we would like to congratulate each of the incredibly deserving winners for all they have contributed to their peers, to their teams, and to the larger DISH community.

Kristen Machemer is this year’s Trailblazer award recipient. As stated in at awards ceremony, Kristen is … Read more and comment

Diversity is the new business “imperative”

By: Kathryn Rainville

The CEO of Accenture North America, Julie Sweet, is a champion of workplace diversity. She has made it her goal to achieve gender equity in her workforce by 2025. Currently, the employee base is around 36% women and 64% men.

With the rise of movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, and more, Sweet feels more hope for the future than ever before. She has said “There is something different today than even two or three years ago. There’s a genuine focus that’s not about checking a box…” (CNN Money). The paradigm around diversity has switched, and Sweet even calls it a new “business imperative” (CNN Money). Diversity is no longer a want; it is a need to compete in our ever-globalizing and connected world.

Accenture shared their employment statistics to confront and share the successes and failures they have experienced in their ability to diversify talent. Sweet wants the conversation to be transparent; she says that while their statistics were not great, “[they’re] going to be honest about where [they] are and where [they] want to go” (CNN Money). Starting this conversation begins with those revelations, and for the first time, Accenture has set goals in terms of hiring … Read more and comment

Leader Series: Carol Hansen, CEO of Tatonka Capital Corporation

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Please join us for our Leader Series with Carol Hansen, CEO of Tatonka Capital Corporation. The event will be hosted in Mt. Elbert from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Doors will open at 11:40 am and will close promptly at 12:00 pm to ensure the event begins on time.

Please let us know if your availability changes so we may open your seat to another member.


More about Carol:

Public finance expert, Tatonka Capital Corporation and Tatonka Education Services CEO, Carol Hansen, is a thoughtful, unflappable and tenacious CEO. In her role as an investor and entrepreneur, Carol has built highly functioning private businesses that have stood the test of time. Tatonka Capital celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 and is one of a few private debt providers in the public finance space that survived the global debt crisis of 2008. Hansen and her team are adept at identifying inefficiencies in-plain-sight of large market niches. The company grew from an idea, to a source of funding and servicing more than $1B in public sector and consumer credits.

Tatonka Capital provides merchant banking services to manufactures and service providers of the U.S. Government, State and local government entities.

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DWN Training: Work & Life Harmony

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Our industry is always changing. Balancing work and life can be tough. In this workshop you will create a Work-Life Harmony plan using proven productivity methods to help you achieve new levels of success in both.

 

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DWN Training: Blinking an LED with Raspberry Pi Workshop

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Workshop Title:

Blinking an LED with Raspberry Pi Workshop.

Let’s light up an led using the Python programming language and the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi.

What You Will Learn:

  • You will construct a basic electrical circuit and attach it to your Raspberry Pi GPIO pins
  • You will write a simple Python program to control the circuit using an IDE
  • You don’t need to have prior programming knowledge for this workshops.

What to bring for the workshop:

  • Pen/Notepad if you want, but not necessary.

What is provided during the workshop:

  • Raspberry Pi kits will be supplied at the workshop.
  • Ready to use workstation would be available.
  • IOT Lab Operation volunteers would be available to answer workshop related questions.

Do’s & Dont’s:

  • No Food or Drinks please.
  • No laptops required.
  • Plan to arrive 5 min early for the workshop

IoT Lab @ Meridian:

IoT Lab at Meridian is located in Building 2 breezeway entrance

 

DWN Training: Intro to Coding

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*Laptops are required for this training session*

The technology-driven world we live in calls for many different skills – coding being one in high demand. In this training, you will receive an overview of coding, how it impacts DISH, and even get the chance to code yourself during a hands-on activity.

Leader Series: Shreya Nallapati, Founder of #NeverAgainTech

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Please join us for our Leader Series with  Nallapati, founder of #NeverAgainTech. The event will be hosted in Mt. Elbert from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Doors will open at 11:40 am and will close promptly at 12:00 pm to ensure the event begins on time.

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Leader Series: Frannie Matthews, CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA)

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Please join us for our Leader Series with Frannie Matthews, CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA). The event will be hosted in Mt. Elbert from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Doors will open at 11:40 am and will close promptly at 12:00 pm to ensure the event begins on time.

Please let us know if your availability changes so we may open your seat to another member.


More about Frannie:

Frannie Matthews is the incoming CEO of Colorado Technology Association (CTA). Prior to joining CTA, Frannie spent 18 years with IBM and served as the IBM Senior Location Executive for Denver. As a public sector, healthcare, and life sciences sales leader for the western region, she was responsible for growing the IBM portfolio within the territory. She has over ten years of sales management and leadership experience with regional high-performance teams. Industry verticals have included higher education, state and local, healthcare, and telecommunications.

Technology solutions have always been her point of strength. Frannie has expertise in the areas of SaaS, cloud, analytics, high-performance computing, mobile, social, and security solutions.

She has a passion for helping the next generation and has a particular interest in S.T.E.M. education. Frannie

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