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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.