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Five Minutes With…Kelly Harman on Women in Tech

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Women account for just one-quarter of all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions – even though they hold one-half of all overall jobs in the economy. What are the best ways to level this playing field?

It starts with education at an early age, says Kelly Harman, president of Women In Technology (WIT).

In this “Five Minutes With …” installment, Harman conveys how highlighting the constant and expanding opportunities in STEM-related careers can increase appeal among young, female students. Ultimately, the goal remains to not only diversify gender representation for these positions, but to elevate the leadership influence of women within these industries. “One of the missions for Women In Technology is helping women (transition) from the classroom to the boardroom,” she says. Listen to our conversation on women and STEM careers.

 

About our guest: Kelly Harman is president of Women In Technology. She is also vice president of marketing at Carousel Industries and the former president/founder at Zephyr Strategy. She commands more than two decades of experience working with US and European based technology and telecom companies in the areas of business and marketing strategy and the tactical planning and execution of all aspects of sales/marketing plans.

This interview was hosted by Dennis McCafferty, Director of Content for W2 Communications, a high tech PR agency. Find out more about our full service communications offerings. Subscribe to our “Tech Connections: Five Minutes With …” series on iTunes.

Dennis McCafferty, Vice President of Content

As Vice President of Content, Dennis McCafferty brings more than 20 years of experience in editorial, working in all forms of content: metro/national newspapers, regional/national magazines, custom publications/content marketing, radio, TV, blogs and social media. Since joining W2 Communications, Dennis’s projects have included white papers, industry-publication byliners, blogs, op-eds, podcasts and case studies for the range of the agency’s clients.

Previously, he launched his own B2B/B2G/custom-publishing business, DM Enterprises, and worked with clients such as IBM, Advanced Micro Devices, USAA, Nationwide, Amtrak, Ritz-Carlton, MasterCard, GM and many others for their content marketing needs. He has also contributed to Baseline, CIO Insight, Washington Technology and VARBusiness magazine, among other titles.

From September 1997 through March 2010, he served as Senior Writer at USA WEEKEND, for which he interviewed newsmakers such as Presidents Bush and Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump and Web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Before WEEKEND, he was a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he won a national, first-place award for investigative reporting.

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