Women CIOs: How to Smash the Glass Ceiling
Women are severely underrepresented in all top corporate leadership positions, including chief information officer, but don't let the numbers spook you, say three CIOs, an executive recruiter and a global consultant. Savvy companies are starting to recognDo women have a decent opportunity of getting promoted to chief information officer? Though statistics on the number of women CIOs are hard to come by, one thing is certain: There are not all that many.
"Its still a pretty small number, but it seems to be growing," says David Leighton, president of Women in Technology International, an organization focused on providing role models for women and helping businesses understand the value of female leaders. That value, Leighton says, includes the ability to excel at cross-departmental or horizontal leadership.