BHMI Joins the UNO Task Force Aimed at Funding Programs to Draw Women into IT

Woman in ITBaldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI) is a member of the Women in IT Task Force that the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is sponsoring.   The focus of this effort is to raise $400,000 for programs that will introduce young women to IT, with the goal of doubling the number of women in the College of Information Science & Technology in the next two years.

Nationally, women earn just 18 percent of all computer and information science degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s a big disparity at a time when women make up 57 percent of all undergraduate students at four-year institutions.

According to the Department of Labor, women held 26 percent of jobs in computing-related occupations in 2012, up only 1 percent from 2011.  The new fund represents a collective focus to address the local workforce issue by encouraging women to join the IT field.

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Baldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI) is a specialist in creating primary software applications. BHMI not only provides premier software development services, but also a comprehensive set of consulting, design, engineering, and support services that can help shape the future direction of any company's application infrastructure. BHMI is also creator of the Concourse Financial Software Suite - a powerful PCI compliant back office software solution specifically designed to manage electronic payments including credit, debit, POS, ATM, mobile, and prepaid. With user-configurable business rules, an online transaction repository, and a continuous processing architecture, Concourse proactively assesses and allocates fees for all business relationships, settles and reconciles all transaction types, and automates the disputes management process.
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