Olympians will share their Olympic experience and what it took to achieve such high levels of performance
Southfield, MI (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
ANXeBusiness Corp. (ANX), a leading provider of managed connectivity, transaction delivery, and compliance solutions, announced that USRowing Olympians will meet with Detroit-based organizations on February 8 as part of ANX’s ongoing support of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation. As an Emerald sponsor of MCWT, ANX has made a financial commitment to help correct the growing gender disparity gap in information technology.
“ANX is using its corporate sponsorship of USRowing to raise money for the MCWT Foundation and provide enrichment to worthwhile programs for young women,” said Cindy Swiantek, Vice President, ANX.
The series of ANX-sponsored events on February 8 will feature Gold Medalists in the Women's Eight, Esther Lofgren and Meghan Musnicki, and Bronze Medalist in the Women's Quad, Natalie Dell. The trio will meet with Detroit-based employees of Epitec and Accenture. Both companies made generous donations to the MCWT Foundation for the opportunity to have the Olympians share their inspirational journey with employees.
The Olympians will conclude their visit with a stop at Canton High School to meet with girls and young women from MCWT Foundation’s high school GET-IT Clubs (Girls Exploring Together – Information Technology), alumni from Camp Infinity summer technology camp, participants of MCWT’s high school web design contest and the Rhonda Walker Foundation. GET-IT Clubs are after-school technology programs for high school girls providing a support network and structured activities for students interested in computing careers. The Rhonda Walker Foundation provides mentorship for inner-city teen girls to help them become strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders.
“For the past two years ANX has been a sponsor of our US National Rowing Team, and were an important contributor to our success at the London Olympic Games,” said Beth Kohl, Chief Marketing Officer of USRowing. “The same qualities that make successful rowers - determination, commitment, focus, teamwork and a strong work ethic also make effective business leaders. We are proud to partner with ANX to bring our Olympians to meet with employees at Accenture and Epitec and the girls participating in programs from MCWT and the Rhonda Walker Foundation. Our Olympians will share their Olympic experience and what it took to achieve such high levels of performance.”
“ANX is a valued partner of the MCWT Foundation,” said MCWT President Maru Flores. “In addition to its generous financial support as an Emerald sponsor, ANX finds new and creative ways, such as the USRowing event, to benefit the organization.”
ANXeBusiness Corp. is headquartered in Southfield, Mich., and has offices in Research Triangle Park, N.C; Mt. Laurel, N.J.; San Diego, and Austin, Texas. The ANX mission is to protect our customers’ information, secure their business interactions and be their trusted platform for collaboration. ANX is privately owned by One Equity Partners (http://www.oneequity.com), which manages investments and commitments for JP Morgan Chase & Co.
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Boathouse Sports, Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, Voxer, EMCVenues, and Whole Foods.
About the Michigan Council of Women in Technology
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology strives to inspire and grow women in technology fields, with an aspirational vision to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. The organization supports Michigan’s female IT workforce, students, corporate partners, schools and the overall community with networking, learning, mentoring, and technology experiences for professionals and students. Its nonprofit Foundation provides programs and funds supporting the education and orientation of young women throughout school and fostering women in various stages of their professional lives.
About the Rhonda Walker Foundation
For almost a decade, the RWF, through its Girls Into Women program, has been helping teenage girls in Detroit develop and hone important career and personal development skills. This is central to the RWF’s mission of empowering inner city teen girls towards becoming strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders. The career and personal development programs include mentoring, a self-esteem building summer camp, cross country college tours, extensive etiquette, public speaking, goal setting and confidence training, community outreach projects with homeless women and children, health and wellness workshops, workouts, and so much more. The Girls Into Women program, which accepts Detroit girls as they are entering the 8th grade and concludes with high school graduation, focuses on instilling the expectation that college is a must in each RWF Teen, among other positive goals.