Fundraiser Supports Women's Careers in Tech
TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, today announced that it will sponsor
and co-host an Urban Fun Run with Datastrong,
a BI and data warehousing solutions provider, on January 16, 2018, at
MicroStrategy's annual user conference, MicroStrategy
World 2018. All proceeds from the event will benefit STEM
for Her, a non-profit foundation that supports young women and
girls in the Washington, D.C. region who are interested in pursuing
careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields of study.
The race course will follow the existing sidewalks around the
Cosmopolitan Hotel along the fabled Las Vegas strip.
"It takes ambassadors like MicroStrategy and Datastrong for STEM for
Her to realize its vision of using education to empower the next
generation of women," said Marian McKee, Board Chair, STEM for Her. "If
gender representation in STEM professions mirrored the overall
workforce, the number of women working in STEM jobs would be doubled. STEM
for Her seeks to solve this problem by cultivating girls' interest
in science, technology, engineering and math, ultimately feeding the
STEM pipeline with qualified young women."
"Datastrong understands that gender equality in science, technology,
engineering and math is crucial to improve our future," said Jacqueline
Meriwether, Managing Partner at Datastrong. "Teaming up with STEM for
Her gives MicroStrategy World attendees the opportunity to make a
real impact on the young women and girls who will one day drive the
technology industry forward."
"Across the world, there's tremendous opportunity for individuals in
STEM-related careers, especially for women who are generally
underrepresented in these positions. MicroStrategy knows that the
solution to this massive problem begins on a local level, which is why
we're proud to use MicroStrategy World to raise funds to support women
on this path in the D.C. area," said Susan Cook, Executive Vice
President of Sales for North America, MicroStrategy Incorporated.
"MicroStrategy has supported STEM for Her for two years
and its mission is clearly also a priority to our partners, like
Datastrong. Together, events like the Urban Fun Run help us open doors
for women in our field."
The race is also supported by MicroStrategy's "At The Table," a
cross-functional network for women at MicroStrategy that provides
members with opportunities for professional development, networking, and
support through learning and social events.
Additional details on the Urban Fun Run include:
Who: MicroStrategy, Datastrong, and STEM for Her
Urban Fun Run
Where: The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (PT)
To sign up for the race and learn more, register to attend
MicroStrategy World 2018 today. Unable
to make it? Contribute a donation that will benefit STEM for Her here.
About STEM for Her
STEM for Her, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, champions
programs and initiatives that foster enthusiasm and inspire girls and
young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and
math fields of study. Founded in 2003, the Foundation offers financial
support in a variety of ways as it works to empower young women to
change the world by excelling in STEM-related careers. To learn more
about STEM for Her, visit www.STEMforHer.org
and follow us on Facebook
About Datastrong LLC
Founded in 2010, Datastrong is the foremost provider of data consulting
services. Datastrong's mission is to accelerate the adoption of data
technology solutions and effectively turn data into meaningful and
actionable insights to advance its customers' organizational objectives.
To learn more about Datastrong visit www.datastrong.com
or follow us on LinkedIn.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise
analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics
space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people
to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We
provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert
services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn
more, visit MicroStrategy
online, and follow us on LinkedIn,
MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy World are either trademarks or
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and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned
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Source: MicroStrategy Incorporated
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