Aetna Executive Honored in 100 Women Leaders in STEM
Executive Vice President Meg McCarthy Celebrated for Advancing Education and Careers for Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetnas Meg McCarthy , executive vice president, Innovation, Technology & Service Operations, has been honored as one of 100 Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by STEMconnector". McCarthy, who has 30 years of information systems and health care operations experience, is profiled this month in the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM publication.
100 Women Leaders in STEM showcases the careers and initiatives of more than 100 leaders who are active role models for women in Americas growing shortage of STEM professionals. The publication features profiles of leaders in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors, including CEO´s, presidents and key public officials. Also included in the publication are op-eds featuring data and perspectives about women in STEM.
We recognize women are a major solution to STEM careers in every sector. With these role models, the goal is clear-- to advance the cause of attracting more girls and women to STEM careers as our country´s economy relies more than ever on a prepared STEM workforce, said Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMconnector".
In her current role at Aetna, McCarthy oversees an organization of 14,000 employees and has responsibility for clinical innovation, technology and service operations, process and performance improvement, procurement and real estate services. Prior to joining Aetna in 2003 she was senior vice president of Information Technology at CIGNA Healthcare, held CIO positions at Catholic Health Initiatives and Franciscan Health Systems, was a consulting partner at Ernst & Young, and senior manager at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). McCarthy has previously been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine's Elite 8 and Computerworlds Top 100 leaders. She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Hospital Administration, from Yale University, and a B.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Providence College.
STEMconnector" is a STEM information aggregator that supports corporations with integrating STEM best practices to develop their STEM workforce pipeline. Our mission is to provide information and resources that increase communication, encourages collaboration and promotes sustainable and replicable approaches to STEM education interventions. By pursuing this mission we aim to realize efficiency gains through eliminating duplication and quality improvement by sharing best practices. Accomplishing these ambitious goals requires that we leverage our collective experience and that of our partners to develop innovative communications and products that reach diverse audiences in impactful and meaningful ways. Visit www.STEMconnector.org.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
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Source: AetnaCopyright Business Wire 2012