Keyot is committed to giving back to the community at large. We invite everyone in the organization, along with their families, to donate time to those in need.
Here are some initiatives that Keyot is currently involved in:
Go Red for Women
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
Staff from Keyot serve on the Executive Leadership team and, along with Crew 212, are extremely involved in the yearly “Go Red for Women” event as our annual “give back” team activity. Together, Keyot and The American Heart Association are building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Million Women Mentors
Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers.
MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with over 60+ partners reaching over 30 million girls and women, 45+ corporate sponsors, and 35+ state leadership teams.
Keyot supports the Minnesota, Iowa, and National efforts for Million Women Mentors. Through Keyot’s Crew212 program and our strong belief in helping to build future leaders in the technology field, we are instrumental in supporting the MWM initiative and the future of women in technology.
Trailblazers: Women Succeeding in Science and Technology
In connection with Million Women Mentors, we founded the Trailblazers program as a community give back designed to reach young women in high school and college and connect them with women in the first 5 years of their STEM careers. By connecting young women with these women in STEM careers, it is our goal to help encourage and support more young women to pursue STEM as a viable career path and to see how rewarding a STEM career can be. By having a broad range of roles and organizations represented at these events, we can also show how diverse STEM careers are and that the options they can pursue are limitless. This program has been introduced across the country and is already making an impact in communities.
Our next Trailblazers event is taking place on June 14th in St. Paul, MN. Click here for more information and to register!
Minnesota High Tech Association Scholarships
Keyot is involved with the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), whose mission is to make Minnesota a top-five technology state by bringing together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem through networking and educational opportunities and leading the charge in directing tech issues to the state capitol. As part of our involvement with MHTA, Keyot sponsors two $5000 scholarships each year, which are awarded to two fantastic students who are on a STEM career path and display exemplary focus, dedication, and passion in their college careers. One of the scholarships is specifically for young women in STEM.
YWCA of Minneapolis
The YWCA of Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization striving to eliminate racism, empower women and girls and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA annually serves 25,000 people through five areas of focus: Health and Wellness, Girls and Youth, Racial Justice, Public Policy and Early Childhood Education.
The YWCA Early Childhood Education Program serves more than 420 infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children annually. In 2012, 72 percent were from low-income households and 77 percent were children of color.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Dress for Success helps disadvantaged women interview and retain employment by giving them the professional attire and the support needed. Founded in 1997, Dress for Success has helped 550,000 women around the world. More than 3,000 organizations around the world turn to Dress for Success for career development services.
For more information we encourage you to check out their website.