Co-Chairs: Sherrie Littlejohn, President, Littlejohn Coaching and Leadership Consulting and Viola Maxwell-Thompson, President and CEO, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)
- Women in the tech industry encounter more gender inequality than in any other workforce population.
- Computing roles for women in tech have been on a decline over the past 25 years (Pew Research)
- As of 2015, 17% of CIOs were female (NCWIT)
- While white women hold 16% of computing roles, women of color hold less than 10%. (NCWIT)
- Recognize the achievements of women leaders in the high-tech industry, especially women of color
- Create CIO succession plans that call for the identification of high-potential women (including women of color) in technology no later than mid-career
- Aggressively invest in the development of high-potential women (including women of color) to rapidly change the mix of the pipeline of women leaders in technology
Could women constitute 25% of leaders in the high-tech industry by 2025?
Could women of color constitute 8% of leaders in the high-tech industry by 2025?
Could 25% of CIOs be women of color by 2030?