A Rising Tide Lifts All Gender-Balanced Boats Bound for HIT Boardrooms

The dearth of women on company boards has been well publicized. Health IT executive Carla Smith – the driving force behind the HIMSS compensation salary and the wage gap it has typically highlighted – wrote about it on this very blog several months ago. The stats she shared were sobering: 55 percent of companies that […]

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From Volume to Value: Breaking Down Gender’s Role in Successful Boards

In 2010, the SEC mandated that publicly-traded companies disclose their director nomination process for considering diverse candidates.  The SEC took this action, in part, because shareholders lacked insights into how directors were selected, had no voice in these selections, and yet were asked to vote on a slate. In 2015, Equilar crunched the numbers on […]

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#IHeartHIT and the Quietly Fierce Women Who Drive It

As we kick off National Health IT Week, I can’t help but reflect on the state of women in our industry. We’ve made tremendous strides since the #healthITchicks community got off the ground in 2013. Now more than ever, it seems there is a laser-focused spotlight on not only the issues that need fixing (the […]

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11/16/16 #HealthITChicks Chat Recap

HIMSS EVP Carla Smith (@carlamsmith) posed compelling questions related to networking, volunteering, diversity, professional development, and embracing our femininity. Read the full Storify recap here.

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