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Women in Health IT Conference

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  • General Admission: $87.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Mon 27 May 2019, 8:30am–4:00pm



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New Zealand's first Women in Health IT Conference for all professionals in the industry, with regardless of the genders. This conference is committed to advancing the careers of high-performing professionals.

Join us in addressing the gender gap in health information and technology, and the need for more community, resources and recognition of women who have made a difference sector-wide, regardless of gender. Engage with your peers and take the next step to further your career while connecting with and empowering women in our field.

Meet with women in health technology field to increase your leadership opportunities and expand your knowledge. Engage in thought-provoking conversations that address not only gender-related challenges, but job-specific issues and career planning tips, for all genders.

Why we need a Women in Health IT Conference?
​In 2019, however women still struggle to rise up the ranks of both health and science. Gender discrimination, implicit bias, sexual harassment, and assault have been found to be systemic barriers to women’s advancement in global health careers.Female health workers comprise 70% of the health workforce worldwide yet women occupy only 25% of leadership positions in health and just 12% of the membership of national science academies worldwide.

There are positive signs that things are changing, even if slowly, and evidence shows that implementing flexible working arrangements, providing mentorship programmes, and instituting formal polices on gender discrimination and harassment, and gender-specific leadership training can break down the barriers for women to lead in global health.

A balanced workforce cannot created by women only. We want to make flexibility the norm for everyone are ensuring that the most talented people are able to rise to the top, progress on gender equality is good news for men and women alike.

- Dr Robyn Whittaker

Associate Professor, National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland. Clinical Director Innovation, Waitemata District Health Board; National Institute for Health Innovation

- Gabe Rijpma
Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand.
Senior ICT and health industry leader
Senior director for Health and Social Services for Microsoft

- Maryam Doborjeh
Research Fellow/Lecturer, AUT(KEDRI). AI, Spatio-temporal brain data analysis, spiking neural networks

- Angela Lim
Dr. Angela Lim is CEO and co-founder of Clearhead., previous doctor in Auckland Hospital

- Kylie Reiri
Kylie Reiri is General Manager at Nicholson Consulting, an analytics and automation consultancy based in Wellington. Kylie holds a Master of Science in Statistics.

Roundtable session topics:
- Stories of Success and Progress of Women in the Field
- Women in Blockchain: Making a Difference in Healthcare through Distributed Ledger Technology
- Positively Impacting Health IT: Changemakers Leading the Way
- Critical Success Factors for Building a Professionally Mature Health IT Team
- Attracting the future leaders in STEM

About the Host- HTANZ (
The HTANZ community will keep the spotlight on achievements and ongoing commitment by women leaders in health IT professions. Its priority is to address the gender gap within the industry, to drive awareness of gender-related issues and to provide professional resources and greater recognition to women leaders making significant contributions to the field.

HTANZ will continue to provide professional resources to facilitate the career advancement of women in health-technology related professions as well as connecting the community globally with peers in the Australia and United States.

Is this conference for female only?
No! We encourage all genders involve in this progress.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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