Webinar Wednesday is off and running in 2019! The free “Women in Healthcare Technology Management” webinar was a huge success with 230 attendees for the live presentation plus more have viewed the recording online! The attendees for the live presentation are eligible to receive 1 CE credit from the ACI.
The special 60-minute webinar focused on women in HTM. Men have traditionally dominated the field of engineering. Over the past 20 years, more women have entered the field, especially in the Healthcare Technology Management arena. Webinar Wednesday hosted an expert panel of accomplished women who hold leading roles within health care facilities and HTM-related companies. The presenters provided a historical overview of women in engineering, shared their own experiences as well as highlighted other successful women in the field and their contributions. TechNation and MedWrench worked together to bring this webinar to the HTM community.
Attendees provided overwhelmingly positive feedback in a post-webinar survey.
“Working in the HTM field for about 25 years now, it felt great to hear so many of my concerns and personal goals were shared amongst the speakers today. I am happy to say that I have overcome so many obstacles through hard work, dedication and continuous education. Thank you for this great presentation and acknowledgement of women in the HTM field,” shared M. Garcia, Senior Medical Systems Engineering Technician.
“Ladies, you did an exemplary job with this webinar presentation. Thank you,” said M. Moore, Engineering Technician.
“I have been in the HTM field for 25 years. This is my first ever all-female led seminar relating to my career choice. Thank you for presenting,” E. Petrea, CBET, said.
“The webinar was inspiring, as I was able to see and hear how others have succeeded in the field,” said D. Palumbo, Intermediate Technician.
“As a fresh out of college, young professional, it is very reassuring to hear from individuals you can relate to who have achieved positions that reflect your ambitions,” shared E. Eichorn, Biomedical Intern.
“As a female engineer, it was very refreshing to see this topic acknowledged and discussed. It was great to hear an overall perspective from in and outside of our field. The young lady that was 30 under 30 was very impressive,” said K. Ziemniak, Clinical Engineering Manager.
“Truly amazing women of HTM, we should all be very proud of what they individually and collectively have accomplished and their contribution to the field. My guess is it took a lot of courage and determination that “the majority of us” may never have had to demonstrate or prove,” said T. Cordes, Perioperative Clinical Engineering Supervisor.
“Excellent webinar. It was the first I attended and I look forward to more in the future. All speakers were so well spoken, honest and knowledgeable,” shared J. Ruiz, Database Administrator.
“As a woman in biomedical engineering, I am very familiar with the challenges. Listening to today’s webinar confirmed that I am doing the right things to stay visible to the team in a positive way, that I am adding value to the department, and that when I take a hard stance, because I believe in what I’m doing, to not go soft because others don’t agree. Thank you ladies! You all are a beautiful inspiration to just keep going,” S. McClinton, CBET, said.
“Wow! Very impressed! Super group of leaders! Information was thoughtful, personal and spot on. I heard work hard, learn from others (male or female), keep moving forward and enjoy what you are doing. And, I totally agree. Well done Webinar Wednesday,” shared M. Pritchett, CBET.
“The Webinar Wednesday series are a great learning experience. I’m very thankful that MD Publishing has these wonderful Webinar Wednesdays and that my boss is supportive in allowing me to register and attend any and/or all of them. This webinar was one of the best so far, being a female in a male-dominated field, I learned a lot in such a short period of time. I’m familiar with losing my passion and how hard it is to get it back, but I’m willing to work as hard as I can to prove that the passion is just buried,” said A. Hale, Biomedical Engineer.
“Thank you so much for the information, listening to all of these successful women made feel again my passion for this career and that yes it is possible, as a woman, to find a place in the HTM field – even if you coming from another country. The most important is keep trying and never give up. Thank you,” said K. Castro, Biomedical Engineer.
“The ‘Women In Healthcare Technology Management’ webinar was very empowering, inspiring and uplifting. A definite super charge that was well needed to start the new year off,” said E. Jones, Biomedical Engineer.
“As a woman joining the tech field I have experienced my share of stereotyping. The webinar has helped build a sense of camaraderie that I haven’t felt. The men I work with are amazing and have helped me feel included; but it’s nice to have another woman to share experiences with,” said A. Egan, BMET.
“Webinar Wednesday is an amazing learning and growing experience. It gives insight and awareness of people, devices and issues that touch so many in the HTM community. I will forever be a fan,” said J. Newell, President, B.R.I.T. Tech Institute.
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