Dr. Jan Plane Recognized as one of Maryland's Standout Women in Technology by MDBIZ News

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ACES Associate Director, Dr. Jan Plane was featured as one of Maryland’s standout women in technology by MDBIZ News. MDBIZ News highlighted Dr. Plane’s role as an instructor and academic advisor at the University of Maryland and her positions as the Associate Director of ACES and the Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. She is also recognized for her extensive work in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan developing and supporting computer science education programs for universities. The article featured in Maryland Department of Commerce's                                                                                      MDBIZ News is available below.

“Women in technology are a driving force behind Maryland’s position as a technology powerhouse. In fact, Maryland ranks second among the states in the ratio of female to male workers in IT occupations (24%), according to ComTIA’s Cyberstates analysis(link is external).

The national average for women who hold computer and mathematical positions is 26.5%, however in Baltimore, women hold 31.2% of these positions. This, combined with a below average gender pay gap, puts Baltimore fourth in SmartAsset’s “Best Cities for Women in Tech” rankings.(link is external)

See a trend? We do.

We saw an even greater trend when we started researching to find some of the state’s female tech leaders. There are so many women leading technology companies, conducting critical government work in technology, and breaking new ground in developing new technologies. It’s not just a few names out there. There are countless women in technology who are thriving here in Maryland.

Below, meet some of Maryland’s standout women in technology. We know there are many more out there, so help us keep the recognition going on social media. Give your female friends and colleagues recognition using the#MdWomenInTech (link is external)hashtag on Twitter.”

The full article by MDBIZ News is available here.(link is external) Dr. Plane’s profile can be found as #12 in the profile gallery. 

Published June 10, 2016