Here’s a few interesting data points:
- The percentage of CIOs who are women dropped from 11 percent in 2011 to 9 percent this year.
- Thirty percent of 450 companies polled said their IT departments have no women in management positions at all.
- Only half of the survey’s respondents think women are under-represented in IT.
Kind of a disconnect. Women still have to overcome preconceived notions, such as their desire to start a family gets in the way of their work. The fact that women see few others in management and executive positions often discourages them from pursuing technology careers. It’s “a self-fullfilling prophecy,” Anna Frazzetto, senior vice president of international technology solutions at recruiter Harvey Nash USA told Reuters.
- Women disappearing from top technology jobs, survey says [Reuters via G&M]