Décoste learned computer programming using a library book as guide.

Software engineer Rachel Décoste is a self-taught coder passionate about diversity in STEM.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology can play a role in parity.
women in coding

Code.org is growing opportunities for women and girls, men and boys to code. Photo courtesy of Code.org

July 24, 2017
The number of female students taking Advance Placement Computer Science Exam has grown by 135 percent since 2016.
legislation to support programs to teach coding for girls

Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, have submitted a  bill that would help young girls interested in technology careers a push.

 

July 24, 2017
The proposed bill can help close the tech gender gap and has support from ranking Democrat from the House's Science, Space and Tech committee.

Dr. Sharmila Anand, seated at right, works in Thirukalukundram, a village two hours away from the nearest city in the south of India. She is one of three women in healthcare featured in a documentary produced by GE Healthcare.

July 24, 2017
The film highlights three of many untold stories about women working in healthcare around the world.

MGMA President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright, MD

July 11, 2017
The CEO of Medical Group Management Association discusses technology, disparity in the workplace  – and more.
common language critical at point of care

Marion J. Ball talks with HIMSS Podcast host Rod Piechowski.

July 10, 2017
Ball discusses technology and natural workflow in a new podcast.
Brenda Fitzgerald to lead CDC
July 10, 2017
She succeeds Tom Frieden, MD, who resigned as CDC director in January at the end of the Obama administration.

RNC takes Hillary Clinton to task for not having a healthcare plan, though she does – and she was quick to share it. Gage Skidmore photo.

July 08, 2017
RNC takes Hillary Clinton to task for not having a healthcare plan, though she does – and she was quick to share it.

Heike Riel, IBM Fellow and executive director of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute and IoT Technology. Photo courtesy of IBM Research.

July 07, 2017
Her light-emitting diode is at work in mobile devices, laptops and smartwatches.
gender diversity in workplace

Morgan Stanle research revealed that technology ranks low for gender diversity.

June 27, 2017
IT performs well in terms of number of women represented, but poorly when it comes to pay equity according to latest report from Morgan Stanley.

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