Google gender gap

Google fired the software engineer who published a 10-page anti-diversity document.

August 07, 2017
Contentious memo by a Google engineer comes as industries – including health IT – are trying to improve on salary inequity and other gender inequalities.
Patricia Horoho

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho

August 07, 2017
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Patricia Horoho, has joined Optum to lead the company’s efforts to deliver information technology-based support services to active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

Kate Ryder founded Maven in 2015. Today, the startup is growing and gaining ground with its digital platform.

August 07, 2017
With a $10.8M Series A financing, the New York-based startup Maven launched by CEO Kate Ryder, is poised to boost women's health and help companies across the country bring better maternity and family benefits to working parents.
girls in computer science
August 04, 2017
Minority enrollment nearly tripled this year, as well, and the two groups could help fill the health IT and cybersecurity staffing gaps.
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.

Décoste learned computer programming using a library book as guide.

July 24, 2017
Software engineer Rachel Décoste is a self-taught coder passionate about diversity in STEM.

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.

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