Lisa Schlosser, CTO and VP of FindLaw (Part of Thomson Reuters), shares her educational and career pathway and why it is important to build a pipeline to a future in technology for girls as early on as possible.
The #MNGirlsDisruptTECH campaign was developed to challenge young women in grades 9 to 12 across the state to embrace their interests and aspirations in computing, step out into the limelight and join the movement to disrupt gender equity in Tech by applying for the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award — winners from the state and national level are awarded life changing opportunities that include scholarships, internships, job shadow experiences, mentor relationship, resources and much more.
In the first publication of the “Where Are They Now” series, we meet with Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Alumnae, Maria Sanchez Lopez, a 2014 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards state winner. The powerful story of her accomplishments does not end at the recognition ceremony in the spring of 2014, it’s just beginning!
Young women from across the state with emerging aspirations and accomplishment in technology can now apply to be recognized at the 2018 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing award ceremony. Honorees will be awarded tech devices, internships, scholarships and more.
Read the impressive biographies of the 32 accomplished high school women being honored April 18 at the 2017 Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards.
Two Minnesota students named national winners and six named national honorable mentions as program sees continued growth.
Advance IT Minnesota congratulates Shonnah Hughes, recent recipient of the 2016 Ambassadors of Beauty Award
Award recognizes Shonnah as a champion of change, introducing and influencing youth and women of color to experience aspects of the technology profession.
Aspirations Awards in the News: Twin Cities Radio and Podcast highlight the Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards
Broadcast 10/23/16: Devan Sayles, Advance IT Minnesota’s Russell Fraenkel and Asmita Sarma, senior, Wayzata High School, discuss the 2016-17 Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards. (24:40 Podcast).