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Posts Tagged ‘WHITS’

At My WHITS End: A Chat About Gender, Leadership and HIT: Mandi Bishop

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Here’s my pitchScreen Shot 2016-07-06 at 9.23.46 PM over at LinkedIn about my chat forthcoming today with Mandi Bishop.  But that pitch is really only a tiny fraction of the story.

The wider story is that there’s an egregious double standard out there.  One where Mandi got caught in the crossfire, when she posted about getting bullied when she posted a cartoon….a CARTOON, people…by a man for her “minsogynst” posting and stating she should be fired.  (BTW, to the angry bully/dude–since there were all men in the cartoon, I think you meant to say “misandrist,” but I digress.)

The interesting item is that men also posted the EXACT SAME CARTOON with NO ANGRY RANTS afterward.  My guess with the bully is that he posted snarky comments perhaps because the cartoon hit a little too close to home…?  After all, anger is really just fear, dressed up in a puffed up package.

The double. Standard. Must. Stop.  Mandi’s working on a group called WHITS, where she helps get more women into the HIT dialog, and hopefully rooms of leadership.  I hope you can listen in today over at Pharmacy Podcast.  And better yet, check your own world to see if there is an imbalance of leaders in your company/cause or even companies you support.  If there is an imbalance, ask why, and call it out.  Because if we keep on ignoring it, we’re just going to keep on getting what we’ve got…



Introducing…The Inaugural #STEMPrincess Advisory Board!

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Inaugural #STEMPrincess Project Advisory Board Announced by Pharm, LLC

INDIANAPOLIS – June 30, 2016 – Pharm, LLC created a new national advisory board for its book series and movement to encourage more girls to choose STEM/STEAMED* careers under the #STEMPrincess book trilogy project.

The advisory board is comprised of 9 women in STEM careers, or leadership positions from the US to ensure the #STEMPrincess educational events, resources and programs are ‘edutaining’ and compelling for the next generation of girls choosing to pursue STEM careers.  The 9 advisory board members include:

Mandi Bishop – Firebrand, Social Entrepreneur, Women-in-Healthcare & Health IT Evangelist– Jacksonville, FL

Holly M. Davis – Executive Director, Center for Women and Democracy – Seattle, WA

Kristin Eilenberg – CEO, Lodestone Insights – Indianapolis, IN

Christi Garcia – Sales and Business Development Manager, E-gineering, LLC – Indianapolis, IN

Crystal Grave – Founder, President and CEO, Snappening – Indianapolis, IN

NaShara Mitchell – Founder, Studio B – Indianapolis, IN

Shelley Myers – VP, Consumer Health & Wellness, Fuzion – Carmel, IN

Tasha Phelps – President & CEO, Phelco Technologies – Indianapolis, IN and Independent Candidate, Indiana State Senate – District 30

Jennifer Ruby, Esq. – Attorney-Owner, Ruby Law and Founder, Finances 101 for Young  Professionals – Indianapolis, IN

Heather Torlina Hatcher – Biologist, research scientist, and STEM educator – Fishers, IN

“I have been humbled by this tremendous cadre of women who are already in STEM and said yes—to champion STEM education for girls with the #STEMPrincess project nationally,” commented Erin Albert, CEO at Pharm, LLC, STEM academician and author of The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM children’s book series.

“These women all want the STEM Princess movement out into the wider world in different, meaningful ways to in turn spark a new generation of women in STEM.  We know from the research that women in STEM are paid closer to parity with men, and have higher wage earnings. I’m excited to have this group of women already living the STEM dream help spread the broader message: that girls CAN be STEM superstars!”


About The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM: This children’s book series for girls and boys ages 5-9 is currently a story book (book 1), a hands-on activity book (2), and a coloring book (3).  The series is available online for sale at the author’s website:  More on the author at:

About Pharm, LLC: A service consulting think tank to healthcare, life sciences and pharmacy professionals, Pharm LLC educates on career development pathways through books, courses and articles to inform. Contact:

Beyond the press release – these women are all going to kick my dupa into gear on my STEM Princess dream – which is to get 50% gender parity in all corners of STEM.  Let’s do this, ladies!!!!