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Be Bold for Change: International Women’s Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day. Every March 8th we take a day to celebrate women and diversity; we celebrate mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and especially, the future.   

There is much more work to be done. It’s disheartening to see that, even today, gender differences still exist. I feel strongly that anyone should be able to work in an environment that is inclusive. This belief is one of the reasons I created Veracity Consulting. Our culture celebrates differences and encourages people––our people––to be themselves.

At Veracity, we know diversity is the key to our success––in business and in our world. We make inclusivity a priority and, as a business owner, I know firsthand how diversity is a reflection of our community. I am proud to have many strong women working at Veracity! Our female engineers and businesswomen thrive and have an impact in STEM areas. 

Diversity in ideas and perspectives encourages better decision-making, produces more meaningful products, and creates a more interesting and proactive culture at Veracity. We believe that by creating the right environments, programs, and policies, women in technology are better positioned to drive transformational change in the industry and beyond.  

Be Bold For Change,

 

Women of WiSTEMM KC Host Annual Kick-Off Meeting

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CEO Angela Hurt with Stacy Schieffer, Veracity’s Director of Client Engagement

Women of WiSTEMM Discuss Committee Planning For 2015!

Angela Hurt, CEO of Veracity Consulting, Stacy Schieffer, Veracity Consulting’s  Director of Client Engagement, and the members of Women in STEMM (WiSTEMM) held their annual kick-off meeting this week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the 2015 committee organization and what initiatives are important to Kansas City WiSTEMM for 2015. During the kick-off,  Stacy Schieffer presented as co-chair of Special Interest Breakout committee.  Angela Hurt and Mary Sloss of Triplei Consulting discussed their plans as co-chairs of the Alliances and Affiliations team.

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CEO, Angela Hurt and Mary Sloss of Triple I

Women in STEMM is a Central Exchange initiative designed to put a well-deserved spotlight on women in Kansas City working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine. By focusing on successful STEMM leaders, WiSTEMM hopes to draw attention to the resource shortfall in these careers and provide inspiration for others to pursue careers in these areas. To learn more about the WiSTEMM community in Kansas City and Central Exchange, visit www.centralexchange.org.

About Angela Hurt and Stacy Schieffer

Angela Hurt is Chief Executive Officer of Veracity Consulting, Inc., where she leads over 60 employees. Her teams are typically tasked with helping businesses achieve a competitive advantage through the implementation of IT innovation products and services. Angela is a Wichita State alumni and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Stacy Schieffer, is Veracity Consulting’s Director of Client Engagement.  Stacy directs large-scale, cross-functional teams.  Her focus is on business results and client and field satisfaction.  She is an expert in rescuing underperforming projects for clients.  Stacy is a University of Kansas Alumni.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com

WIN for KC and Veracity Celebrate the City’s Champions

Veracity Consulting Employees Show Support for Kansas City’s Leaders and Champions!

Veracity CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt, COO, Shawn McCarrick, Manager of Employee Engagement, Hillary Stamper, and associate, Melissa Salazar attended the WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards celebration on February 12th, 2015. The annual awards luncheon recognizes local girls and women for their community contributions and achievements inAmy Van Dyken-Rouen sports.  This year’s event featured area high school state champions in its “Celebration of Champions March,” and recognized six local female leaders for their contributions in sports and fitness.  The luncheon concluded with an inspirational presentation delivered by featured speaker, six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

Also in attendance were friends and business associates of Veracity Consulting, Kiersten “Chef K” Firquain, founder of Bistro Kids and Inhome Bistro Catering and Consulting,  Sherry Turner, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center, Founder of OneKC For Women, President of the Women’s Employment Network, and Founder of the Women’s Capital Connection, Kimberly A. Jones,  Corporate Counsel at Seyferth Blumenthal and Harris, LLC, and Rachel Smith, founding attorney with Smith Mohlman Leroy, LLC.

WIN for KCWIN for KC‘s mission is to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness. WIN for KC provides opportunities for participation and leadership development.  WIN for KC is a volunteer organization that operates under the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation works to promote Kansas City through sports. To learn more about WIN for KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, visit, www.sportkc.org.

About Angela Hurt and Her Team

Angela Hurt is Chief Executive Officer of Veracity Consulting, Inc., where she leads over 60 employees. Her teams are typically tasked with helping businesses achieve a competitive advantage through the implementation of IT innovation products and services. Angela is a Wichita State alumni and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Shawn McCarrick, Chief Operations Officer, leads sales, marketing, product, and solutions delivery for our team.  His primary focus is managing company growth through cross-discipline planning, organizational strategy, and delivery.  He is also actively involved in managing a variety of Veracity Consulting’s relationships with partnership companies.

Hillary Stamper,  Manager of Employee Engagement, assures that sound Human Resource practices are in place at Veracity Consulting.  Her focus is employee satisfaction,  and she works to develop and establish programs and activities that keep employees happy and engaged.  She evaluates and improves the Veracity employee experience through operational HR, compensation and benefits, learning, volunteer opportunities, and employee appreciation.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com

 

Veracity Consulting Awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency IT Managed Services Contract

Veracity Consulting, Inc. Awarded US EPA’s Information Technology Managed Services Contract 

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Lenexa, Kansas — The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently selected Veracity Consulting, Inc. to support its Information Technology operations at its Kansas office (EPA Region 7 Midwest) in Lenexa, Kansas. The EPA Region 7 office has environmental protection responsibility for IowaKansasMissouriNebraska and Nine Tribal Nations, and protects and works to improve water quality across America’s greatest watershed, the Missouri-Mississippi Basin. The EPA Region 7 office also ensures that the nation’s federal and American Indian natural resources revenues are accurately reported and paid in compliance with laws, regulations, and lease terms. Veracity Consulting, an 8(a) certified company, will provide information technology managed services and support, IT help desk support, and database administration.

Government customers that are looking for an alternative Technology and Business Consulting provider may contact John Duker, Director of Government Sales for Veracity Consulting, directly at (913) 495-1912.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity has a history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies. For more information on Veracity Consulting’s solutions, please visit www.engageveracity.com/government-solutions/.

CEO, Angela Hurt Discusses Veracity’s Future Plans with the SBA

Veracity Consulting, Inc. ‘s Angela Hurt, CEO and David NealDirector, Business Development and Government Solutions meet with Barbara Caldwell of the SBA to discuss Veracity Consulting business development plans and growing future.   Veracity Consulting is an 8(a) certified business and works with the SBA to ensure its success.   Veracity’s business leaders leverage the SBA’s expertise when it comes to best-in-class business practices and advisement, especially for 8A status clients.  The SBA’s business development experts help small businesses like Veracity Consulting stay on the path to success.  Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based IT Consulting Firm that is also an 8(a) woman and Native American owned business.  Veracity’s leadership alone has more than 75% of its executive staff as either women or persons of color.  The SBA or Small Business Administration regularly offers counseling and advisement to an array of small and minority businesses.  To learn more about Veracity Consulting, its leaders, and what the SBA does, visit www.engageveracity.com and www.sba.com today!

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Source: SBA Newsroom

“EDS/PIO Barbara Caldwell met with 8(a) client Veracity Consulting, Inc. to discuss the company’s overall business plans and ways the client may better utilize the services provided by the 8(a) program.   Veracity Consulting, Inc is a Native American and Woman-owned provider of information technology consulting services.
Pictured from left to right:  Barbara Caldwell, EDS/PIO, Angela Hurt, CEO, Veracity Consulting, and David Neal, Director of Business Development, Veracity Consulting.”

 

Veracity Consulting is Looking for Thinkers and Leaders !

This isn’t just a chance to work with great people, new technology, or create something meaningful. It’s your opportunity to bring your technology imagination to life.  At Veracity Consulting, we work side by side to turn ideas into reality. Here — it’s not just the job you want — it’s who you are that matters.

We want Thinkers, Leaders, and Visionaries.

Because Veracity Consulting is a place were it’s all about putting everything you are into everything you do. Here we define, create, and engage with our clients. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

 Here are our Current Openings:

Not sure if you are fit for any of the current opening?  We still want to hear from you. Contact Us today!

Team Veracity Participates in WiSTEMM’s STEMMY Awards

On September 25th, Veracity Consulting employees and executives participated in the Central Exchange WiSTEMM Gala to celebrate the accomplishments of all women. The WiSTEMM Gala celebrates the STEMM careers across the greater Kansas City area. The event was an accumulation and labor of love for  Veracity leaders, who are also key members of the KC Central Exchange and regular participants in WiSTEMM.

The Central Exchange Women in STEMM (WiSTEMM) Initiative is the Kansas City region’s premier effort to advance and promote women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Our inaugural gala will celebrate the accomplishments of women in STEMM by recognizing the female and male dignitaries, business and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs who work together to increase gender diversity in our business ecosystem.  (source:cxstemmys.com)

To learn more about Central Exchange Women and WiSTEMM initiative, visit www.cxstemmys.com

Team Veracity Finds A Way to Help Students.. and Have Some Fun!

Local golfers teed off for a good cause today at the Shoal Creek Golf Course.  Veracity Consulting joined our business partner KCPL  by helping sponsor holes at the KSMO Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy Annual Golf Tournament.   This event is a fundraiser to provide scholarships for minority students in the fields of engineering, science and business.

Play got underway with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. and continued throughout the day.   “Every little bit of the money we can raise here, we want to go back into the youth community.  It’s a wonderful bonus that we are able to champion a meaningful event like this along side one of our valued business partners, KCPL. Veracity knows how important it is to support our future engineers and scientists. ”  said Angela Hurt, CEO and Founder of Veracity Consulting, Inc.

At Veracity Consulting, Inc. we so strongly believe in diversity. Veracity Consulting is an 8(a), 100% woman owned business.  Diversity is one of the company’s core values.  CEO Angela Hurt has made it a point to foster a diverse culture so much so that over 60% of the company’s top executives are women and/or persons of color.

Engage with us to learn more about the American Association of Blacks in Energy and Veracity’s Community Impact programs.

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CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt, along with employees, Shawn Mccarrick, COO and Hillary Stamper, Employee Relationship Manager at the Annual AABE Golf Tournament to benefit scholarships for minority students studying science, engineering and business.