SOURCE: Cognosante


July 10, 2012 15:29 ET

Cognosante CEO Michele Kang Honored in Inaugural List of 100 Women Leaders in STEM

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services for healthcare organizations, announced CEO Michele Kang was honored in 100 Women Leaders in STEM, the inaugural publication of STEMconnector™. 100 Women Leaders in STEM showcases the careers and initiatives of more than one hundred women leaders who are active role models for the underrepresented segment of women in America's growing shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals. 

The publication features profiles of leaders in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors, including CEOs, Presidents and key public officials including four US Senators, the EPA Administrator and the NASA Deputy Administrator. 

"I am honored to be among such a distinguished group of women leaders in STEM in the inaugural publication of STEMconnector™. As the founder and CEO of Cognosante, I am passionate about technology and am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded by pursuing a career in a STEM field," stated Kang. "In order for Cognosante and other companies in the health IT field to grow and be successful, more students need to pursue a STEM education to help address the major challenges facing the health services industry."

In celebration of women role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), STEMconnector™ unveiled its inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM publication on June 28 at an event in Dallas, TX. With this publication, STEMconnector's™ goal is to advance the cause of attracting more girls and women to STEM careers as our country´s economy relies more than ever on a prepared STEM workforce.

The women included in 100 Women Leaders in STEM share stories about their commitment to serving as mentors and sponsors of those who are next in the STEM jobs pipeline. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says, "We need you and we need this generation of women to stand up and serve as role models to encourage young women to develop the critical skills needed for the competitive workforce of tomorrow." Also included are insiders' perspectives about the traits needed to advance in the STEM professions, and how women in particular can make a difference. As Susan O'Day of Disney reflects, "We need to be more aggressive in showing girls and young women role models and highlighting stories of successful leaders."

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 46 states to assist its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit for more information.

About STEMconnector™
STEMconnector™ is a STEM information aggregator that supports corporations with integrating STEM best practices to develop their STEM workforce pipeline. Our mission is to provide information and resources that increase communication, encourages collaboration and promotes sustainable and replicable approaches to STEM education interventions. By pursuing this mission we aim to realize efficiency gains through eliminating duplication and quality improvement by sharing best practices. Accomplishing these ambitious goals requires that we leverage our collective experience and that of our partners to develop innovative communications and products that reach diverse audiences in impactful and meaningful ways. Visit us at:

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