- Wonder Woman: Allyson Felix. The new World Championships record holder. And a new mom. She won her 12th gold medal after giving birth 10 months ago and has put Usain Bolt in the slow lane. She also took part in a movement that pressured Nike to adjust its policies for female athletes. We all have a crucial part to play in working towards gender equality, but sometimes, women have to push a little further and work a little harder. But clearly, there isn’t much we can’t handle. I hope to see more women out there being vocal, being a mentor and breaking barriers.
- Talk is cheap: I’ve heard lots of talk about diversity, inclusion and working towards a balanced playing field. Conversations about the issue are likely happening on a daily basis, but unfortunately, action is not. And without action, there is no impact. So, I’m encouraging you to take action this month and DO SOMETHING that will encourage, empower or excite women and girls to consider a career in tech.
- Diversity is key: As Rich Miller pointed out this week, diversity is critical to the data center industry’s future. And that holds true for any industry. Having a diverse workforce is just good business.
- With more data, comes more responsibility: 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. As data generation increases and becomes more and more valuable, its security has been top of mind for c-suite executives and data center providers. If you deal with data and not obsessed with security, you need to rethink your strategy. Join leading cybersecurity and data center experts at CAPRE’s Texas Summit Nov 13-14 to learn about trends, tactics and opportunities within the industry.
- Get your head in the (northwest) cloud: There’s never a dull moment in the Pacific Northwest. Any opportunity to learn and talk with the big players in the tech and cloud industry, is an opportunity worth taking. So, I encourage you to come out to CAPRE’s Great Northwest Cloud Summit November 20-22, take part in the conversation and learn more about your data’s journey.
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