How many women CIOs can you name off the top of your head? Kim Stevenson at Intel, former Canadian Paicific CIO Heather Campbell, University of Oregon CIO Melissa Woo, and UNH CIO Joanna Young come to mind.
My sense is there are proportionally more CIOs in higher education as this interview with Univerity of Oregon CIO Melissa Woo would suggest. It also says women make better or more empathetic leaders. The same author, Enterasys CMO Val Afshar, also published a list of the top 50 social CIOs and 14 are women.