Sculpting Futures: Apparo CXO Community Engages STEM Students through Dottie Rose Foundation Ignite + Inspire Speed Networking
Apparo’s network of CXOs recently participated in a day of Ignite + Inspire Speed Networking with eighth graders at Wilson STEM Academy. These students had the chance to listen, learn, and ask questions of some of Charlotte’s most inspiring tech and business leaders. Dottie Rose Foundation‘s concept of speed networking meets students where they are in the learning process. It accelerates their understanding of various career paths, fosters interpersonal skills, and opens doors to opportunities they might not have previously considered. Through brief yet impactful interactions, these speed networking events ignite the spark of curiosity and self-discovery, paving the way for informed decisions and futures with rich possibilities. Additionally, tech and business professionals have the opportunity to hear from today’s youth to understand students’ interests, struggles, and aspirations, creating a transformative impact for everyone involved.
CIO of Rodgers Builders, Markus Hill, shares “What a day to remember at Wilson STEM Academy! I left feeling grateful and energized. I’m so thankful to Apparo and the Dottie Rose Foundation for giving me the wonderful opportunity to engage with the bright minds at Wilson STEM Academy. It was an absolute joy to share my passion for STEM with these eager students. Their curiosity and enthusiasm were truly inspiring. It’s experiences like these that remind us of the importance of nurturing young talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics”.
Participating CXOs Included: Arvy Rajasekaran, Markus Hill, Bonnie Titone, Curtis Hughes, Ames Flynn, Rajiv Prakash, and Ben Schwering.
Founder and CEO of Dottie Rose Foundation shares, “Dottie Rose Foundation transforms futures through the art of connection. Our speed networking events provide a platform for aspiring minds to engage with industry professionals, fostering mentorship, inspiration, and a direct pathway to success. We believe that by facilitating these dynamic connections, we are not just building networks, but sculpting the future leaders of innovation, one meaningful conversation at a time“.