WVSU president to speak at virtual Women & Technology Conference | Metro Kanawha

West Virginia State University President Dr. Nicole Pride will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 West Virginia Women & Technology Conference, to be offered online this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Charleston-based TechConnect West Virginia is hosting this year’s virtual conference, which is free to view online. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon on Monday, Oct. 19.

As in years past, the 2020 webinar/conference will address the under-representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and explore strategies for closing the gender gap in technology.

Pride started her career in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, moving later to the higher education field at North Carolina A&T State University. She was named the first female president at the Institute university in July and became the school’s 12th president in September.

A pair of panel discussions will follow Pride’s remarks.

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TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at Business Insider event in October

Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to

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Video: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Alumni Speak in Support of Merit Lottery Plan

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See below for video of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (“TJ”) alumni speaking in support of the TJ Merit Lottery Plan. For some background on this issue, see As People Across America Protest Racial Inequity, #1 Public High School in the Country (“TJ” in Fairfax, VA) Just Admitted ZERO African Americans [UPDATED]; Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Action Group Endorses Merit Lottery System for “TJ” Admissions;Loudoun County School Board Sends Letter to Fairfax County School Board Expressing Concerns Over Changes to “TJ” Admissions Process; Audio: VA Secretary of Education Atif Qarni Argues for Changes in Admissions to Governor’s Schools to Increase Diversity; Says “It will only make these schools better”; WaPo Allows Torrent of Racist Comments in Article on Blacks, Latinos Being Underrepresented at Thomas Jefferson HS; etc.

Basically, the argument is that admissions to “TJ” should be based not on the “singular skill…of test taking”

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Robert Lewandowski to speak at BI Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider is proud to announce that Robert Lewandowski will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Lewandowski is the captain of the Poland national football team and plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is the Poland national team’s all-time top scorer and Bundesliga’s all-time number three scorer.

On stage at Business Insider’s virtual conference, Lewandowski will talk about his experience and challenges he faces as a team leader — and not just on the football field. 

“Self-discipline, strong will, perseverance, ability to make instant decisions and to draw conclusions from wins and losses are the desired traits of any athlete, and they are increasingly decisive to business successes,” Lewandowki said. “Both these domains also require a leader, a captain.”

Lewandowski is an investor in long-term technology and real estate development projects, trading and

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The Royal Children Speak on Camera for the First Time in Adorable Video

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  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis just appeared in an adorable new video.

  • Kensington Royal posted the cute video to their social media accounts.

The royal trio! It’s not every day that we get to hear Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis’ little voices. So, when Kensington Royal released a cute video of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three kids, we took notice.

The three children appeared with TV icon and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, to ask him questions about nature. First up was 7-year-old George, who asked, “What animal do you think will become extinct next?” David said that he hopes no more animals will become extinct. Next up was 5-year-old Charlotte, who said, “I like spiders, do you like spiders?” He answered that he loves them (why he loves them is still tbd).

Lastly, 2-year-old Louis asked, “What animal do you like?” David

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