Data: Fewer women hold CIO positions in higher education

06/20/2013 | InformationWeek

The percentage of women serving as chief information officers in higher-education technology departments declined five percentage points from 2008 to 2013, says Wayne Brown, founder of the nonprofit Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies. The decrease -- to 21% from 26% -- may be attributable to a decline in the number of women interested in taking on CIO roles, plus the fact that females are retiring at a faster pace than their male counterparts, Brown writes in this commentary. However, slowing retirement rates and increasing numbers of female tech leaders could reverse that trend, Brown suggests.

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