Avnet announces 4 executives named among 2014 CRN Women of the Channel

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., today announced that four of its U.S.-based executives were named among the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel. The Avnet Technology Solutions executives honored on this list are Alison Challman, vice president, marketing and brand solutions, HP Solutions group; … Read more

Women-centric fitness wearables

When you think of a fitness wearable, what comes to mind? Oftentimes you’ll find that they are designed in a very man-centric way, with dark colors, thick bands, and bulky demeanor. Many times, however, women will purchase these simply because the features are excellent. We wanted to look a little closer and find some wearables … Read more

2nd Annual Women INVESTING in Women Summit takes place January 10th

This year’s 2nd Annual Women INVESTING in Women Scottsdale Summit will feature a Welcome Dinner on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the award-winning Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa and a full-day conference on January 11th. Anu Bhardwaj, Founder of the Women Investing in Women Institute tells AZ Tech Beat, “The Women INVESTING in Women … Read more

AZTechBeat Hosts First Annual Women in Technology Luncheon

This week, AZ Tech Beat hosted our first annual Celebration of Women in Technology luncheon to honor the incredible female leaders in the sector. We also announced the start of our mentorship program geared towards young women set to launch this fall. This luncheon represented how women impact all different facets of the technology sector … Read more

Women Making Strides in Software Engineering

Traditionally, the technology sector has been a male-dominated area. However, more women are entering the field as well as STEM educational programs, and making significant strides in the tech space. I reached out to some women in the field and asked them to share their triumphs and challenges during their career in software development. JoAnn … Read more

Traklight Places Second in Grow America's Women-Led Business Competition

Traklight has placed second in Grow America’s Women-Led business competition. The competition included a two-minute video pitch and social media outreach to narrow down to the top 50 businesses. The winners received a cash prize and a one-hour mentoring session. Sage North America partnered with Grow America for the competition. Vice President and General Manager … Read more

All public Arizona state universities part of $50 million NSF investment in new STEM alliances

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Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, the three public state universities, are each a part of the five new National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES Alliances. INCLUDES, or Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science, is the NSFโ€™s initiative to โ€œenhance preparation, increase participation … Read more

Thinkzilla Founder Velma Trayham is new to Phoenix and wants to help companies diversify workplaces, not portfolios

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“What the hell am I going to do there?” That’s what Thinkzilla CEO Velma Trayham said to herself when she started thinking about moving to Phoenix. Trayham had heard from a friend that the Phoenix startup ecosystem was really starting to emphasize the importance of diversity in business. And, well, diversity and inclusion is Trayham’s … Read more

So you want more diversity in your startup. Here’s how you can get it

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Conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion are happening everywhere — on social media, in our communities and in our businesses. These are important discussions to have, especially in Arizona, where there’s a clear lack of diversity in the tech ecosystem here. Thankfully, companies and people around the Valley are working to prioritize diversity, equity and … Read more

Global IT consulting company TCS to invest $300M, adding jobs and expanding STEM education in Arizona

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in India, has announced plans to invest more than $300 million in Arizona by 2026 and hire more than 220 employees here by 2023. The company will also expand the reach of its STEM and Computer Science education programs in … Read more