Encourage. Energize. Empower.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan

In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

From Joins to Coins- Why Learning the Business is Important

Sat, Jan 21 2017 20:00 UTC

From Joins to Coins- Why Learning the Business is Important

Are you a Report Writer or someone who works in Business Intelligence? What is your work flow? If you wait until someone gives you a report request to get to work, you are missing an opportunity. You see the data in its pure form every day. Oh, the things you could do! Here’s the point: You can answer questions management doesn’t know to ask. Here’s the second point: You don’t know what answers would be helpful to management other than what they ask. So how do we get this chocolate and peanut butter together? It’s VERY unlikely that management will take the time to learn a schema. BUT- YOUCAN LEARN THE BUSINESS! This session will give you ideas on how to learn about your business.

Lisa Huntley

Currently working at King County as a Project Program Manager IV for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division (17 years) My job perfectly matches my education. I have a BS in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an AA in Database Programming from Bellevue College In my work, I perform many operational and financial analyses (staffing models, rate model inputs, capacity planning, etc.). The data, however, is disparate. I must bring together Excel, Access, home-written MySQL and Perl databases along with in-house SQL databases and COTS software to wrangle information from data points.

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