Women in Biz

Joni Klippert's career of "building software for software engineers"

"The way we build software and procure software has to change," says the 38-year-old Klippert. "The code is changing so fast and so often, the idea that a third party who hasn't seen the code before could actually fix it was no longer true." StackHawk takes a different approach. "We help software engineers find and fix application and security bugs before they deploy to production,” Klippert says.

Holly Wilson advocates for women in the addiction and recovery space

Holly Wilson founded Women’s Recovery in 2017. As a recovered addict and one of the few female leaders in the addiction and recovery space, Wilson has a deep understanding of the kinds of care models that women need. She advocates developing services that are more affordable and accessible for women, and support women’s unique needs, including outpatient recovery programs that don’t require women to step away from familial duties and home support networks.

Kristin Myren is a driving force in promoting health care access

Myren manages $30 million in facilities, including 10 health centers and pharmacies. She helped to establish a Pilot Program for under-served patients in rural Nevada to access Mayo Clinic services. And she served as a senior manager for an onsite-health care company and helped to lead the opening of a new rural Texas health care facility—all while completing her MBA in health administration.

Cally Cripps connects her community with important health services

For the past two years, Cripps has facilitated awareness through advocacy efforts as Colorado’s representative to Worldwide EndoMarch, the largest international coordinated endometriosis coalition in the world. Also, tasked with leading a system-wide implementation of Smart Care, a clinical health care software designed by providers for providers, Cripps led a lean team through a complex process.

Allison Gambill prioritizes fairness, respect and inclusiveness in all that she does

As a member of the firm’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Gambill has helped prioritize fair treatment and the creation of a respectful and supportive workplace. She helped institute a mandatory implicit bias training program where civility, harassment and inclusiveness are highlighted and high-ranking speakers promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Julia Marvin is committed to making her city a better place

Julia Marvin is Thornton’s youngest city councilor. She has fought to bring more transparency to council and city processes, advocated for using CARES Act funding to help the most vulnerable residents, and fought for policies to support working families. Last summer, she helped launch a city council committee focused on equity in police oversight, transportation, communications and amenities.

Women in dentistry on the rise

According to the American Dental Association, 33% of dentists in the U.S. are female, and 63.4% own their own practice. Women also hold about 35% full-time and 30% part-time faculty positions at dental schools. Check out this discussion about why this trend is happening and how we can continue to support and encourage these strong industry leaders.