women in technology

The gender gap in STEM fields has widened since the 1980’s, when 37 percent of all computer science graduates in the U.S. were women. Today, that number is a mere 18 percent, according to a new IBM study. Photo courtesy of IBM.

IBM partnered with Boston College Center of Work & Family on research to highlight IBM’s longstanding pro-women perspective.

April 19, 2017

NSA summer program aims to draw future cybersecurity professionals into STEM careers.

April 24, 2017
Free to students and teachers K-12, the program hopes to improve teaching methods for computer science curricula.

Hillary Clinton addresses the 2017 Professional BusinessWomen of California Confence in San Francisco on March 28. YouTube

April 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton came out of the woods and onto the stage at the 2017 Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference in San Francisco on March 28.
Trump eliminates Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order

Photo via @Twitter

April 09, 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order that revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Worklplaces order put in place by his predecessor former President Barack Obama.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Women in the World Summit

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the audience April 6 at the Women in the World Summit in New York City.

April 09, 2017
Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist, on working with President Trump, de-stigmatizing mental health and appointing women to corporate boards to improve decision-making.

HIMSS North America Executive Vice President Carla Smith

April 06, 2017
A recognized healthcare executive and thought leader who leads HIMSS North America, Executive Vice President Carla Smith, has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management.
Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump presents one of 13 International Women of Courage Award to Sharmin Akter, the Bangladeshi girl who successfully resisted her family’s efforts to marry her off at the age of 15.

March 30, 2017
The awards, which Trump gave at the U.S. State Department, honor women who have overcome injustice to transform society. 

Danielle Brown, Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer – Intel photo

March 28, 2017
In taking stock of the year just past, Intel executives found diversity and inclusion are driving evolution and reinvention. “Meeting our diversity hiring and retention goals in 2016 demanded a continued dedication to inclusive hiring practices, introduction of innovative, research-based programs...

President Trump convened a roundtable of women entrepreneurs and business owners March 27 at the White House.

March 28, 2017
President Trump, Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump met March 27 at a roundtable of business women and entrepreneurs. Meeting in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, the president, reading from prepared remarks, offered promising comments and compliments. From his remarks, we...

Accenture Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme and Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO, North America, are working on closing the gender gap in technology.

March 27, 2017
New research from Accenture concludes technology can help women advance at work and help close the gender pay gap. The report “...
March 27, 2017
She comes to the North Carolina medical center from UC Davis, where she oversees its academic, research and clinical programs.

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Editor-At-Large, Healthcare IT News

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

Executive Vice President, HIMSS

Carla Smith is Executive Vice President of HIMSS. Smith leads HIMSS’s cause-based association. Focused primarily on the US and Canada, Smith leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to ensure HIMSS’s ability to achieve its mission and maintain its financial health.

Founding Artist, The Walking Gallery

@ReginaHolliday Regina Holliday is a patient rights activist and artist. After spending 16 years working in retail management and six years teaching art, Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/

Principal, StarBridge Advisors

@sgschade
Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, is a nationally recognized health IT leader. She recently launched a new healthcare IT advisory firm, StarBridge Advisors, with two colleagues, David Muntz and Russ Rudish.

Founder, #HealthITChicks

@JennDennard Jennifer is the founder of the #healthITchicks community, which seeks to grow awareness of gender-related issues in the workplace within the healthcare IT industry.

Blogger, Feministing

@katiematlack
Katie Matlack covers medical software and HIT news for Software Advice. View Katie's blog at http://feministing.com