Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security Office, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Panel: Women in STEM: The Importance and Challenges
STEM is a common abbreviation for four closely connected areas of study: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The fields are often associated due to the similarities that they share both in theory and practice. Within this field there is significant overlap between the Security, Science and Technology Field. Tune into this panel as panelists explain the importance of STEM and why they choose STEM over other fields. What challenges did these women face as they entered the field? How do these women define success in the STEM field?
Senior Application Developer/Architect, DevOps Engineer, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Placement Coordinator, Academies of Loudoun
Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, National Security Council Staff, Executive Office of the President
IT Security Specialist, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Moderator: Melissa Harris
Senior Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
Panel: Women in STEM: Entering the Field
Within the field of STEM, Men outnumber women in a majority of tech companies, particularly in leadership and management roles, by as much as 70%. Although the call to include women and girls in STEM fields has been heard for many years now, more steps are clearly needed to make a significant difference. Tune into this panel to hear from Women within this field, as they talk about the hiring process, what it took for them to get to where they are today, and what steps need to be taken to further the advancement of Women in STEM. What challenges did these panelists face as they entered the STEM workforce as women? Listen as our panelists talk about the progress that has been made in increasing diversity in STEM fields, and what work still needs to be done.
Chief Product and Innovation Officer, U.S. Army Software Factory, U.S. Army Futures Command, United States Department of the Army
Chief Technology Officer, Office of Management and Policy, Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Department of the Interior (pending agency approval)
Solution Architect, Co-Host of Compiler Podcast, Red Hat
Moderator: Nicole Johnson
Managing Editor, GovLoop
Panel: ATARC Working Group Panel
Learn from the continued conversation from an all-women’s panel as they discuss the barriers they had to overcome to reach their careers in STEM. Topics will cover a variety of challenges they experienced along their collective journeys, ranging from government, nonprofit, corporate, military, and academia inequities. Discover their recommendations on removing barriers that could be preventing access to STEM jobs for women and minorities and the value in having both mentors and sponsors while defining your career path.
Innovation Adoption Lead, Centers of Excellence, GSA
Lead Customer Experience Strategist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (invited)
Human Capital Strategy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) & Workforce Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Moderator: Melvin Brown
Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
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