VMWARE WOMEN OF PURPOSE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
About Women of Purpose
VMware Women of Purpose is a community of IT professionals who are passionate about supporting, motivating, mentoring, educating and elevating women in IT. The community provides opportunities to network at VMware events and communities with other successful women in IT who are VMware customers, partners and employees. With guidance and contributions from BUILD.org, NPower and the VMware Foundation, we contribute to the VMware corporate goals of active learning and giving back to the community at large.
To learn more about VMware Women of Purpose, download our Information Guide or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. BUILD believes the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. That’s why we help our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they reap the rewards—from keeping their profits to gaining self-confidence—they clearly see the connection between the classroom and career success. And because we know they can and should attend college, students also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning. To date, 95 percent of BUILD seniors have graduated from high school and 100 percent have been accepted to college.
Transforming communities through the power of technology. Founded in 2002, NPower is a national nonprofit that provides IT training and services to nonprofits and young adults. By bringing together corporations, foundations, volunteers, nonprofits, young adults, schools and libraries we achieve our mission to do social good.
The Community Corps powered by NPower: Make a difference…volunteer your skills! The Community Corps represents a unique and powerful community of nonprofits, corporations, and skilled professionals, who share a passion for using technology to make a difference in people’s lives. The Community Corps achieves this by matching pro bono resources with nonprofits in need of support. Last year, The Community Corps volunteers donated 19,237 hours to nonprofits.
One of our initiatives includes matching volunteers to a range of nonprofits focused on the development, mentoring of young women in IT. Become a volunteer and help inspire the next generation of science and technology professionals!
CodeChix is a grassroots, volunteer-run, profit-less organization for local women developers run by local women developers in a non-alpha, language/os agnostic, supportive environment with an emphasis on face-to-face communication. It is the first group of its kind and started in 2009 in San Jose, CA. The key goals of CodeChix are to educate and foster continuous learning, provide mentorship/guidance and create a local community of women developers. The original chapter of CodeChix started in 2009 and is in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area with additional chapters in Seattle/Redmond etc. The CodeChix motto is “May the code be with you…”. CodeChix organizes Hacking Sessions, Technical Talks, Technical Workshops and Speaker Series lectures. Some events include Wikipedia’s Operations Infrastructure, Algorithms and Directed Acyclic Graphs, Mobile/Graphic Design for Engineers Workshop, Toy Robotics: My little Pleo, OpenShift Workshop and Android Installfest & App Building 101.
About VMware Foundation
The VMware Foundation is focused on providing a platform for our employees to be active corporate citizens and make a difference in the communities in which we work and live and the wider world. We accomplish this goal primarily through global programs designed to amplify the personal commitments and contributions made to the organizations and causes closest to our people’s hearts.
Additional Resources and Communities
Here are some ideas to help motivate even the busiest person to make a difference in their community:
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