Tech companies have employed a host of tactics to help lift the scant number of women and minorities who work within their ranks, like anti-bias training, affinity groups, and software that scans job postings for gendered language. Yet the numbers remain dire. Of men with science, technology engineering, or math (STEM) degrees, 40% work in technical careers; only 26% of women with STEM degrees do. That means that qualified women are turning away from the field before they even get started.
The winners of TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Technology Women to Watch awards have something in common beside their field of interest. Both KIRO Seattle’s Deborah Adeogba and Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz constantly seek new challenges and opportunities to stretch their knowledge and satisfy their scientific curiosity.
Diane Tryneski, HBO’s tech EVP and chief digital officer, has worked for broadcasting and cable networks since 1982 and has been guided by constantly seeking to move her state of the art forward. Right now, that means building out HBO’s IP infrastructure.
Jaclyn Pytlarz, Dolby’s senior engineer for applied vision science, will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for developing color mapping and display management algorithms on a wide variety of displays, including HDR and wide color gamut displays.
The director of news technology for Cox’s KIRO Seattle will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for having transformed workflows at several stations and for her ability to lead teams of people through change. She will be honored during April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The veteran media technologist will receive the 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Award at April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The eighth annual awards ceremony and reception for TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards will take place at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and will benefit the NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program.
Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications and Yvonne Thomas of Arvato Systems’ Broadcast Solutions division were presented with the annual Women in Technology Leadership Award and Technology Women to Watch Award, respectively. Above, Connan-Lostanlen (left) receives her award from TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley. (John Staley photo)
NAB-goers can take time out for fitness and fundraising Tuesday, April 25, at Sunset Park in Las Vegas when the 4K 4Charity Fun Run takes off at 7:30 a.m. This year, the run/walk will benefit disaster relief organization Mercy Corps and Women Who Code, which promotes diversity and inclusion in technology careers.