On Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—the vital relief program aimed at saving small businesses from shuttering, loan portal re-opens with priority for under-served small businesses (which includes women-owned). The SBA will only accept applications from community financial institutions.

To qualify, applicants must also show a revenue reduction of 25% (gross receipts). The guidelines are clear that this reduction needs to compare the same time frame in 2020 as 2019. For example, Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2019, or the entire year of 2020 vs. 2019. Applicants can use the same 2019 payroll figures to re-apply for the same loan amount.

Learn more here

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is hosting a Cyber + Cloud Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, January, 28, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00pm EST.

Twenty-plus leading tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, DocuSign, BAE Systems, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises and more will be in attendance and hiring for 5,000+ positions combined. Tech professionals of all experience levels and from all locations are welcome to attend, and candidates with security clearances are in high demand, though it is not required. 

Register Here!

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a virtual education program that teaches programming, data science, and research. SSI is currently hiring for both part-time and full-time roles for summer 2021. Both roles offer competitive compensation. 

Role 1: Part-Time Research Mentor (10-15 hours/week):

  • Responsibilities: Lead a virtual lab of 2-3 students; mentor students through the ideation and completion of their own computational or theoretical research projects; support students through the creation of weekly research deliverables, including a background research report, a research proposal, and a final paper and presentation
  • Qualifications: Passion for teaching and mentorship; graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or (in exceptional circumstances) undergraduate with extensive programming or research experience in a computational or theoretical field; past research experiences and deliverables, including published papers and presentations
  • Note: Research mentors are able to work for the program alongside full-time job, internship, or research commitments.

Role 2: Full-Time Teaching Fellow (40 hours/week):

  • Responsibilities: Teach and work closely to support students through the data science and research bootcamp, answer student questions and discussion board posts; host office hours; leave feedback on student homework assignments
  • Qualifications: Passion for teaching and mentorship; experience with Python programming and data science libraries (numpy, pandas, matplotlib, sklearn); experience with data science and the research process

If you are interested, please fill out this 2-minute interest form. If we decide to move forward with your application, we will send more information about the roles and also times to schedule an interview. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].



New Year’s Eve are upon us, and with it a time to reflect on the past, but more importantly plan for the future.

According to an Inc. study of two thousand responders, the number four out of ten most common resolutions was to learn something new.

 Joining the 2021 Spring Mentor-Protege Program powered by WIT will accelerate any woman’s career with insights from mentors and preparation for future leadership roles. It boosts confidence, improves communications skills and provides vast networking opportunities. Make your resolutions or a protégé’s resolutions count!

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