Tag: business

Meet Your Neighbor: Silvana Favaretto of the Tulle Project

Meet Your Neighbor: Silvana Favaretto of the Tulle Project
(Special thanks to Silvana Favaretto for her time and insights) Part of this blog’s purpose is to highlight Chicago-area “mission-driven businesses” like nonprofits or social enterprise. However, the whole notion of a “mission-driven business” seems…abstract. Every business has a mission: to make a profit. However, what distinguishes a truly “mission-driven business” is a move from... Read more »

Meet Your Neighbor: Rona Borre of Instant Alliance

Meet Your Neighbor: Rona Borre of Instant Alliance
 (Special thanks to Ms. Borre for her time and insight) Over the past ten years, the Chicago technology scene has grown and the need for qualified candidates has also expanded. During that time, there was a lack of diversity (including women) working in the tech scene. Although there has been great growth in the tech field... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago: Colin McKinty of BAE Systems

Cyber Security Chicago: Colin McKinty of BAE Systems
(Special thanks to Colin McKinty of BAE Systems for his time and insights; please be sure to read our previous Cyber Security Chicago installments with David Juniper, Marcin Kleczynski, Sandra Fathi and Joe Rogalski) One of the best strategies that nonprofits and social enterprise organizations can implement in taking cybersecurity measures is determining their overall value. Determining that... Read more »
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Cyber Security Chicago: Joe Rogalski of eSentire

Cyber Security Chicago: Joe Rogalski of eSentire
(Special thanks to Joe Rogalski of eSentire for his time and insights; please be sure to read our previous Cyber Security Chicago installments with David Juniper, Marcin Kleczynski, and Sandra Fathi) When a data breach or other form of cyber attack occurs, many organizations (including nonprofits and social enterprise) have difficulty moving from detecting a... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago: Marcin Kleczynski of Malwarebytes

Cyber Security Chicago: Marcin Kleczynski of Malwarebytes
(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for complimentary access to the conference and its attendees. For an overview of Cyber Security Chicago, please check out yesterday’s preview with David Juniper, Director of Events) As a teenager in his basement in Bensenville, Marcin Klecynski was looking for a way to remove malware from his family’s shared... Read more »

Self-Care When Freelancing and Caregiving

Self-Care When Freelancing and Caregiving
Last week, I crashed hard. Between marketing an immigration rights fundraiser and being dragged into a crisis involving a former volunteer gig, I’ve spent most of the past few days relaxing. Losing two assignments have resulted in a more diligent search for freelance work, but my mother’s health issues have meant an increase in caregiving... Read more »
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Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies

(Special thanks to Cyber-Security Chicago for complimentary access and Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies for his time and insight. For other highlights, please check out part one with Kevin Mitnick and part two with Rotem Kasir) Please don’t forget about the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser at Uncommon Ground on October 27th). According to Mark Lambiase of... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Rotem Katsir of Votiro

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for providing a complimentary pass and Rotem Katsir of Votiro for her time and insight. Please be sure to check out our first installment on Kevin Mitnick here.) Chicago-area nonprofits, social enterprise, and other mission-driven businesses have a special stake in cybersecurity. After all, mission-driven organizations deal with sensitive... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Kevin Mitnick

When I learned about last week’s Cyber Security Chicago conference via Twitter, I thought this would be a great opportunity. After all, how frequently does someone from the nonprofit or social enterprise community get to focus on security and data issues? (Plus, Cyber Security Chicago was making its debut this year, so I felt it... Read more »
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Google, Sexism, & When Dudebros Become MAD MEN

Google, Sexism, & When Dudebros Become MAD MEN
Sometimes, writing about tech provides….interesting challenges. For example: after writing a follow-up post about App Camp For Girls’ pitch event, I wrote a review of Disrupted by Dan Lyons, which emphasized a lack of diversity within the startup world. So the latest news – about how James Damore wrote a memo for Google claiming that women can’t... Read more »