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Podcast 1743: MCWT Gen Z Web Design Hotshots, MCWT, Shop Safe and Facebook Death Threat


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Podcast 1738: No Wonder These Women Lead-MCWT & Brand Awareness


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Podcast 1650: DirectTV NOW, Dan Lohrmann on Trump & Big Tech and MCWT: Top Women in Tech


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1615 Panama Papers and Diva Tech Talk


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Winning Women & Mighty Mentors

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Emily Morningstar, Linda Mitchell and Tonya Thomas

MCWT Honors Winning Women

Linda MitchellLinda Mitchell, Dir. of Cloud Sales and Devices, Microsoft Heartland Division and MCWT VP of Programs introduced two of the recent scholarship winners, Emily Morningstar and Tonya Thomas. Linda also talked about the wide range of MCWT programs like GET-IT programs in high school and annual Camp Infinity to encourage young women of all ages to embrace and pursue IT careers.  For more information on MCWT programs for young women click here.


Two Outstanding Winning Women

Emily Morningstar HeadshotEmily Morningstar graduated from high school in Canton, MI and plans to study computer science at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  She won the $20,000 MCWT Foundation GET-IT Scholarship. Emily founded her school’s GET-IT club, served as its president and participated throughout all four years of high school. She was a finalist in MCWT’s Website Design Competition and a Robofest State Qualifier. She also was recognized as the national runner-up in the National Council of Women in Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She served as a summer IT co-op for Mercedes Benz Financial Services.

 

Tonya Thomas HeadshotTonya Thomas is a multifaceted professional with 20+ years …


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Podcast 1507 2/7/2015: Pipeline Fellowship, Code Day Detroit & Thunderchickens

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In Search of Detroit’s Female Answer to Mark Cuban

Monica Wheat is a 14+ veteran of the digital strategy & product management communities and the Detroit lead for Pipeline Fellowship Detroit which is an angel investing bootcamp for women that includes three main components:education, mentoring, and practice.

The Ultimate Guide for Female Tech Entrepreneurs by Amanda Lewan

 

 Click Here to Listen to Pipeline Fellowship

 

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Code Day Detroit and Thunderchickens

 

Christina Li created a winning website during last year’s Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) contest and was our guest along with some of the other winners on Dec. 6, 2014 .  Christina is back to talk about Code Day Detroit and her favorite, Thunderchickens!

 

 

 

Christina will be accompanied by her mentor, Aaron Willcock,  a junior at Wayne State University, pursuing his bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science.  Aaron’s also the programming mentor of her robotics team Thunderchickens 217.

 

 

 

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Podcast 1449 Dec. 6, 2014: Shop Till You Drop…Locally & Web Design Winners

 

 

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How to Shop Instantly on Instagram and Shop Locally on Etsy

Emily HayOur social media maven, Emily Hay, founder of Hay There Social Media has some timely tips for your holiday gift shopping.

Contrary to popular belief, Instagram isn’t just for selfies and snapshots of your lunch. Sure, users don’t hold back on posting photos of their most picturesque provisions but that’s not the only thing we’re all doing on the app.

Everyone knows how important shopping local is, right? It impacts your state/city/region by keeping money and jobs in your community. But did you know that you can use the Internet to shop locally?  You can. It’s easy. Enter Etsy.

Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay Shopping Segment

 


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And the Winners Are…Student Web Designers Awarded for Their Budding Skills

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology is dedicated to inspiring young women to achieve great things in technology.  One of the ways they accomplish this is through the 9th Annual Website Design Competition for high school girls.  We are delighted to have one of the budding designers in studio with us:

Winning girls

 

Likitha Nimmagadda from Farmington Harrison HS  (See her site)

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Podcast 1432 August 9, 2014: Richard Stiennon Black Hat Report & Nicole Johnson Cisco Security Expert

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Due to sudden illness, Cindy Pasky will not be on this show but will be with us in the future.

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Unmasking the 1.2 Billion User Russian Hack Hoax

Richard Stiennon is a noted expert in Internet Security who attended the Black Hat Security Conference this past week.  Richard’s extensive history in digital security has made him a sought after consultant to governments and corporations around the globe.  He feels the bigger story is: Is Russia Poised to Retaliate Against Recent Sanctions with Cyber War?

 Cyber Security Expert Questions 1.2 Billion Stolen Identities Story 

Click Here to Listen to Richard Stiennon Debunk 1.2 Billion Hacked IDs

Click Here to Listen to Stiennon and Johnson Russian Potential Cyber Attack

 Nicole Johnson: Cisco Security Expert

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Nicole Johnson has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 8 years.  Her experience ranges from Security Consulting to Technical Marketing for Learning and Development. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Davenport University and Lansing Community College. Nicole is also a leader in the community with technology oriented non-profit and learning organizations. Recently she won the mentee of the year award from MCWT for working


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May 25, 2013: Saluting Teen Tech Talent

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Teen Women Honored for Excellence

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Charlotte Decker, CTO,  AAA Michigan
Michigan Council of Women in Technology, VP of Program Development and Scholarships

Sophie Li, Laptop Award
International Academy-East in Troy.  Sophia won 1st Place in MCWT’s Web Design Contest for HS Girls this year. She is headed to prestigious Olin College of Engineering.  She is fluent in multiple verbal languages as well as several programming languages. She is a singer, an artist, and a member of the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Scholarship Program 2013

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Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of MiTechNews.com, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector.

 

MCWT Partner Award 2012

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