Stanford WIT Connect

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom (details in registration)

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Despite gains for women in leadership, the “broken rung” is still a major barrier. Women continue to lose ground at the first step up to manager. Today, just 28% of leadership positions in IT are held by women. Black and Hispanic women fare even worse, holding only 3% of IT leadership positions.

Join us at WIT Connect on April 27, where we’ll dive into this topic. The meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Hannah Valantine, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Valantine’s previous role before coming to Stanford was at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she served as the inaugural chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. Under her leadership, there was a significant increase in the representation of women in NIH leadership positions.

Dr. Hannah Valantine
Dr. Hannah Valantine

Dr. Valantine will share the approaches she implemented at NIH around diversity for individuals as well as the NIH institution itself, and how we might apply similar approaches within the IT Community at Stanford.