Joining the Conversation: #PressforProgress on International Women's Day

By Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS

Despite significant strides in support of gender parity, women face daunting challenges; culturally, in their careers, in their communities, and in their families. Thankfully, women are increasingly speaking out about their experiences and – very importantly – creating a multi-gender community to realize positive change.

So where are we today in the gender parity journey? According to the Global Gender Gap Report, which benchmarks 144 countries regarding economic, educational, political, survival, and health standards – we’ve lost ground. Data now shows it could take around 217 years.

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