It is well-documented that women are underrepresented in IT executive positions, and the chief technology officer (CTO) role is no exception. Just 9% of organizations have a female CTO, according to Gartner research, which is an even lower tally than the number of female CIOs (14%) and chief data officers (16%).
Diversity and inclusion are strongly related to better business performance and more successful teams. Gender-diverse technology teams produce more deliverables with fewer errors, demonstrate higher levels of innovation and provide stronger support to their peers.
Yet, progress for gender diversity in IT continues to lag — even more so for CTOs than those in other IT leadership positions.
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