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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No FOMO for Me, Thanks to #WomenInHIT at #HIMSS19

This year marks the first that I haven’t attended HIMSS since entering the world of health IT. Sue Schade, one of the strongest supporters of our community and #WomenInHIT in general (check out C-Change, her team’s new professional development resource for women, when you get a minute), asked me if I suffered from the dreaded […]

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Mind the #HealthITChicks Gap in 2019

Happy New Year! Now that we’re fully back into the swing of things, I thought I’d take a few minutes to update you on #healthITchicks happenings … Over the last several years, our community has helped to highlight and amplify the conversation around the challenge of being a woman working in healthcare IT. I’m happy […]

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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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