International Women's Day: A time to applaud Women in Health IT

Healthcare IT News puts the spotlight on professional women working in healthcare and information technology with this roundup of articles and opinions.
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Shareefa Alabdulmunem, head of eServices at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, speaking at the Women in Health IT roundtable during HIMSS17. Next to Shareefa is Diane Carr, one of the judges for the awards program.

Today is International Women's Day and the theme is #BeBoldForChange.

The event is celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the women's rights movement and this year the organizers are asking women everywhere to “call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.”

In observance of International Women’s Day here are seven must-read articles from our Women in Health IT section: 

Celebrate International Women's Day, National Women's History Month

The gender pay gap in health IT? It’s real and getting worse

The Most Influential Women in Health IT are most impressive

A 4-point plan for tackling gender inequity in health IT

Breaking the glass ceiling is a job for both women and men

Powerful panel on women in health IT sparks remembrance of problems past

Meet the winners of HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards

The first official International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 on February 28 and it switched to March 8 in 1913.

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