Happy International Women’s Day from ElectrifAi!
ElectrifAi female leaders, from left, Deb Fahey, SVP Delivery; Diane Clark, General Counsel; Cynthea Ryder, VP of Customer Success; Crystal Robinson, Director of Finance; Nancy Hornberger, EVP Revenue and Co-Head of Healthcare.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. Today we celebrate all of the amazing women on our team and look back on the progress we have made over the past year, at ElectrifAi, with our gender inclusion efforts.
For us, fighting gender imbalance in the tech industry starts with making changes in our own processes. Most recently, our focus has been on restructuring our hiring practices. It now takes far more than just a candidate’s technical qualifications to score highly when being evaluated. Diversity is actively pursued from our highest-level positions down to our internships, not just for diversity’s sake but for the balance and culture that it generates.
The results of this initiative are easy to see. Less than six months in, we are delighted to have achieved the milestone of having half of our global management committee be made up of women.
Crystal Robinson, our Director of Finance and Accounting put it perfectly when she said “ElectrifAi promotes women in leadership roles and allows for our voices to be heard loud and clear! Many of the seats around the table are occupied by women.”
For Cynthea Ryder, our Vice President of Customer Success, ElectrifAi’s advocacy for women in tech was a large part of what drew her to the company in the first place. She remembers listening to our CEO, Ed Scott’s Mission Daily Podcast, where he boldly proclaimed that “we, as a country, have to come to terms with the fact that 50% of our workforce is not actively engaged in the technology sector,” and thinking to herself “he really just gets it!” Even now, as part of the company’s leadership, she still finds herself being impressed by the gender focus of the company in her daily work.
Though we are proud of how far we have come, we know that there is always more to do in opening doors for women in the tech industry. We hope that our commitment to gender inclusion will encourage other companies to follow our lead!