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POC-IT: 2022 Progress and Looking Ahead to 2023

Catch up on the progress being led and supported by Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) in 2022 and learn what's ahead for 2023.

IT Mentoring Program Is Now Accepting Applications for 2023

Build your network, increase your confidence, and grow your skills with the IT Mentoring Program. Applications are now being accepted for 2023. All IT staff at Stanford are invited and encouraged to participate as a mentor, mentee, or both.

Extraordinary Leaders Discuss Women's Careers in Technology in Higher Education

Paving the way for the future often begins with honest discussions about the present. This is one reason for the significance of the Nov. 8 “Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders” event, which featured women panelists in technology leadership positions.

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Exploring “The Self” in the Latest ExCITE

The fourth Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) was held on Nov. 16. The theme of this ExCITE was “the self” including self-empowerment, self-improvement, self-advocacy, and self-compassion.

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ADHD: Understanding a Shared Experience

In recognition of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) Awareness Month, the Neurodiversity in IT team held an online event on October 6, 2022, focused on personal stories shared by several Stanford staff members with ADHD. Read the summary, watch the recording, and get learning resources.

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Year Up Offers New Opportunities for Interns and Sponsors

The Year Up program at Stanford is expanding its potential with internship tracks now available for project management, application development, and data analytics. This means more opportunity for students—and for sponsors.

Amplifying Allyship as Part of IDEAL IT

Starting this fall, IDEAL IT will pilot Allyship at Work, an educational training program developed by Lean In that empowers people to take meaningful action and build an inclusive workplace culture. The Allyship at Work program will be a series of virtual workshops and guided discussion groups.

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Stanford’s Year Up Community Continues to Grow

For the fourth year in a row, the Year Up Internship Program and Stanford IT community has hosted Year Up interns. In August, we welcomed 16 new interns!

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Dr. Ayodele Thomas: Reflections on Juneteenth

Earlier this summer, Dr. Ayodele Thomas spoke to staff in Business Affairs in celebration of Juneteenth. She shared her deeply personal connection to this commemoration of the ending of legal slavery in the United States and celebration of both African-American freedom and achievement.

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An ExCITE-ing Pulse Check

Sixteen participants from nine of the 15 organizations represented on the CIO Council attended the  Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) Pulse Check on July 28. Check out what was discussed. 

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Launching Accessibility in IT

In June, IDEAL IT launched Accessibility in IT, a new community-based program focused on allyship, awareness, and accountability around digital accessibility at Stanford.

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Perspectives from a second-generation Asian American: Cindy Cho

Stanford’s People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with guest speaker Cindy Cho, chair of the Asian Staff Forum and senior human resources manager in the School of Humanities and Sciences.