What are some of today's biggest challenges for women in STEM? We will examine the findings from the WITI/451 Research report examining the impact of gender in the workplace for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Titled "Wanted: Women in STEM - An Exploration of Influential Factors, Their Professional Journey & Ways to Foster Change," the survey of 1,100 WITI members found that early STEM exposure is crucial and a variety of support mechanisms are needed to achieve women's goals in a predominantly male field. WITI members from around the word participated in the survey, although the majority of respondents were from the US.
Katie Broderick is Research Director at 451 Research. She has collaborated on some of the industry's leading quantitative research on colocation, cloud computing, and datacenter infrastructure management. Currently, Ms. Broderick runs 451 Research's Datacenter KnowledgeBase. She also studies market dynamics on a custom basis for clients including topics such as cloud computing, hosting, software-defined infrastructure, and brand awareness.
Prior to joining 451 Research, Ms. Broderick was a Senior Research Analyst at Egon Zehnder International. While there she focused solely on board level consulting and corporate governance research. She was previously a Senior Analyst at IDC, where she conceptualized and led the firm's datacenter infrastructure management research, producing market forecasts and the first vendor comparison across the space. She also led the company's server forecasts for cloud computing. Ms. Broderick holds a Masters' in Economics and Finance and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Spanish Language and Literature, both from Brandeis University.