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Tech Girls Rock at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women make up 58 percent of the U.S. professional workforce, but only 25 percent of the computing workforce.

The Boys & Girls Clubs are out to change that.

In March, Tech Girls Rocked the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. For the first time ever, the Clubs partnered with CA Technologies to offer more than 100 tween and teen girls a full-day workshop developed to encourage the kids to discover and cultivate an interest in information technology (IT) and ultimately, in tech-related educational opportunities and careers.

The event, which took place at the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch in Scottsdale, included career exploration panels, interactive discussions on key IT trends and topics, and plenty of technology-focused challenges to provide a hands-on experience for all. CA Technologies employees volunteered their time staffing the workshops as well as working with kids one on one throughout the day.

Click here to see FOX 10 live from the event.

“We hope workshops like this at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale help young women who normally wouldn’t venture into a career in IT get excited and encouraged to explore the field,” says Lisa Brighton, community relations analyst for CA Technologies. “With this most recent event, we’ve reached 800 girls total nationwide.”

Tech Girls Rock Tweens - Courtesy of BGCGSBrighton notes the goal is to reach 1,000 girls and cultivate an interest in technology, tech-related educational opportunities and careers.

Before coming to Scottsdale, workshops began in 2012 with events in Boston; Chicago; New York; Plano, Texas; and San Francisco. As part of its commitment, CA Technologies will host additional Tech Girls Rock workshops through July 2013 in additional cities, with the goal to reach more 1,000 young women. This initiative evolved from a long-standing partnership between CA Technologies and Boys & Girls Clubs of America and incorporates two core philanthropic focus areas for CA Technologies: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and the Advancement of Women in IT.

“All of our Clubs are always looking for innovative and inspiring learning opportunities for our members,” said Lauren Stratton, branch director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch. “Tech Girls Rock provides a fun, interactive way to empower girls to explore a potential future in technology. The exposure to IT professionals, who can offer their perspective on the role of technology, and guidance for those considering a career in the field, is an invaluable learning opportunity for these young women.”

In addition to Tech Girls Rock, the greater-Scottsdale Clubs have ensured a long-time focus on providing tech-related opportunities to both male and female members through several other programs, including, but not limited to:

  • Skill Tech I and II
  • Web Design
  • Movie Making
  • Design Tech
  • ImageMakers National Photography Exhibit
  • Music Making

The Clubs also offer monthly field trips to the Scottsdale Microsoft store to enhance technology skills of Club members with the latest software.

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My103.9 Radio Host “Monti” Carlo Moves To Mornings

Riviera Broadcasting, owner/operator of My103.9 (KEXX-FM), is pleased to announce on-air radio host “Monti” Carlo will move to mornings beginning, Monday, June 25. Phoenix listeners will now wake up to Monti from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays.

Marc Young, Director of Operations for My103.9, commented, “Monti’s personality is simply magnetic. She has that unique ability to instantly draw listeners in. Phoenix is in for a truly entertaining wake-up call when Monti hits the morning drive timeslot.”

Monti made her debut on My103.9 on June 11. Her vivacious personality and quirky sense of humor quickly captivated listeners and generated a loyal following and fan base.

“I love the sound of My 103.9 and can’t wait to anchor mornings with a great mix of music, interaction, and fun!” said Monti. “This station fits me and every woman I know like an old pair of jeans – it’s perfect.”

No stranger to radio, Monti has hosted radio shows on a number of top stations across the country, including: KQMV-FM in Seattle, WLDI-FM in West Palm Beach, WSEA-FM in Myrtle Beach, and WZGS-FM in Atlanta. Additionally, she has traveled the country as a stand-up comedienne, and has worked with some of the biggest talent in comedy, including: Chris Tucker, Gilbert Gottfried, and Bob Saget. Monti has a prominent following on ChickComedy.com.

In addition to her position with My103.9, Monti is a contestant on Season 3 of “Master Chef,” featuring world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay. The series airs on the local affiliate Fox 10.

For more information on My103.9 new radio host, “Monti” Carlo, visit My103.9’s website at myphoenixmusic.com.

Copper Wind

Arizona's First Full-Length Western, "Copper Wind," Under Way

This summer, writer/director Chaz Lee and Valley production company Six Gun Entertainment, LLC are filming the first-ever feature length western, “Copper Wind,” filmed exclusively in Arizona. The production, which centers on love, hate, vengeance and discovery, will feature all Arizona scenery and talent.

Production began on June 6, with a cast of more than 25 Arizona professionals. Numerous other Arizona personalities will make cameo appearances in the film, including:

• Cory McCloskey (FOX 10 news),
• Bill Thompson (Wallace and Ladmo show),
• Bobbi Jeen Olson (Arizona Country TV),
• Bob Roloff (the Arizona Duuude, Arizona character),
• Pat McMahon (KTAR FM),
• George Nelson (famous stuntman), and
• Patrick Heigl (Sanderson Lincoln), among others.

According to Lee, Copper Wind will showcase all that Arizona has to offer.

“In addition to being the first, full-length western to feature all Arizona talent and incredible scenery, this film has the lingo, locations and wardrobe of 1881,” says Lee. “This is the first Arizona western to be shot exclusively in our state from start to finish. While it is a fictitious tale, moviegoers will experience the turbulent era that was characteristic of the Wild West more than 100 years ago. Six Gun Entertainment decided to move forward in producing this film during the summer of 2012 because a strong production company needed to step up and showcase Arizona, its history and its ability to complete an exciting movie that will stimulate interest in our state’s film community.”

For more information about “Copper Wind,” visit indiegogo.com/COPPER-WIND.

 

AHA Profile: Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin
Vice President, General Manager
Fox 10 & My 45

Health and wellness has always played a significant role in Pat Nevin’s life. But today it takes on whole new meaning.

“In 2009, I competed in six triathlons in Phoenix, Payson, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,” he says. “I hope to compete in at least 10 events in 2010, starting (with) this year’s triathlon season with the Navy Seals 1/2 Ironman race in April in San Diego (1.2-mile ocean swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run).”

In addition to being an avid runner, Nevin serves as vice president and general manager for FOX 10 and My 45 in Phoenix. Since 2004, Nevin has been responsible for all departments within the television stations’ operations in the nation’s 12th largest television market. With more than two decades of television experience, Nevin has helped increase the top-rated station’s viewing audience by serving the interests of the community, and staying actively engaged with station clients and station viewers throughout the Valley.

“Heart disease and its complications impact many of our television station’s viewers, our employees and their families — plus heart disease runs in my family. Several years ago my grandfather passed away from heart complications,” Nevin says.

As a married father of two, Nevin’s family is a top priority and passion in his life. It’s for this reason, and many others, that he remains committed to a heart-healthy lifestyle and he is leading by example.  “Keeping my heart healthy is something I take seriously,” he says, “and it’s great because I’m actually managing to have a lot fun in the process!”

www.myfoxphoenix.com

 

Arizona Business Magazine

January 2010