Breaking Barriers and Biases in STEM

Breaking Barriers and Biases in STEM

March 17, 2022

“Science is not the facts that you learn. It's really an experience of trying to discover in failure and iteration.”


— Megan Smith, CEO of shift7 and Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (2014-2017)

In the latest Perspectives podcast, BNY Mellon Chief Financial Officer Emily Portney spoke with award-winning entrepreneur, engineer and leader in technology Megan Smith.

From a science fair project on sustainability to serving as the third U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan shares her experiences in STEM and some of the amazing women who inspired her along the way. The discussion also breaks down some of the barriers to entry by women and other historically underrepresented groups to help make the tech ecosystem more diverse and inclusive.

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Emily Portney

Chief Financial Officer, BNY Mellon

Garrett Marquis, Moderator

Global Head of External Communications, BNY Mellon

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