IT and Cybersecurity

In Maryland, Women in Technology Thrive

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.

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.

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 hashtag on Twitter.

Meet Maryland’s Women in Technology


Sharon Brackett, President & CEO, Tiresias Technologies. Inc.
Sharon Brackett, President & CEO, Tiresias Technologies. Inc.
A serial entrepreneur, Sharon Brackett has helped found and lead technology companies for the past decade. In 2011 she founded Tiresias Technologies, Inc. to address the unique technical needs of government and commercial interests in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. In January 2015 she was appointed as Engineer In Residence for 3D Maryland. She is a team member of the HoCo STEAM initiative and a steering committee member of Women In Technology of Central Maryland.
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