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TrailheadX | #EqualityforAll

Now IT Matters’ mission is to be a sustainable business that makes the world a better place by increasing the capacity of nonprofits through the development of brilliant staff. Over the past eight years, NiM has consistently invested generously in developing our staff. In the beginning, folks thought we were crazy, but we decided early on that developing brilliant staff and supporting what matters to them was how we wanted do business.

You might say it’s our “why”-- or our “it.”

Developing and supporting our staff means we give them time and space to invest in their own journey -- not just NiM’s. We enable our staff to become Salesforce rockstars and then step aside to let them truly shine in this ecosystem. One of the very most rewarding aspects of #TDX18 has been watching members of #TeamNiM and the organizations they represent gain accolades and attention within the #SalesforceOhana.

 Shonnah on the big screen! Shonnah on the big screen!

Last night, Shonnah Hughes, co-founder of PepupTech, co-leader of the Women In Tech Diversity User Group, Salesforce MVP, and Senior Consultant with Now IT Matters, was honored with a 2018 Salesforce Equality Award. At the awards ceremony, Shonnah shared her reflections on diversity in tech, challenging all in attendance to take action.


Action is what will propel you forward, I choose to focus on actionable outcomes through my work with PepUpTech, WiT Diversity, Salesforce.org in K12, and my work with Now IT Matters. I am so proud to be part of this team! ~Shonnah Hughes

 Shonnah and fellow Equality Award winners!  Shonnah and fellow Equality Award winners! 

Earlier this week Shakil Kamran shared his Salesforce journey, starting as as a PepUp Tech student and now a member of #TeamNiM.

 Big smiles for TrailheadX!  Big smiles for TrailheadX! 

#TDX18 highlighted the work of Angela Mahoney, co-founder of RAD Women, a cohort-based training program for women developers.

#TDX18 featured a rockin’ Amplify Happiest Hour party, supporting women-in-tech. Amplify (formerly Girlforce) was founded by NiM's own Joni Bryan and Angela Adams!

We are honored to count Shonnah, Shakil, Angela Mahoney, Joni, and Angela Adams as members of #TeamNiM.

And the best is yet to be!

For Salesforce.org’s FY2019, we will be expanding our service offerings to K12 organizations. As parents and mentors, #TeamNiM is committed to giving back to schools and enabling schools to leverage the power of Salesforce.  At #TDX18, Marc Benioff challenged all of us to give back to schools, saying: “It’s my obligation to walk down there and knock on the door and ask what I can do... we can all do one thing.” Mission accepted!

We’re also growing #TeamNiM -- a team committed to doing #moregoodbetter, disrupting the status quo in tech, and championing #EqualityforAll. If you would like to join us, don’t be shy!