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.

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