Published: 10 January 2017
Analyst(s): CIO Research Team
In this research, we answer the question “What can IT leaders do now to improve gender balance at all levels in IT?” While women make up nearly half of the global workforce, they represent only 31% of IT employees and that number drops even lower at the leadership level. IT leaders want to improve gender balance, but recruitment initiatives are subject to natural supply constraints and most IT leaders perceive retention initiatives as HR’s responsibility. However, leading IT organizations have found that there are concrete steps leaders in IT can take to grow the number of women at all levels in IT.
Close the gap between formal workplace policies and employees’ perceptions and actual behaviors
Give high-potential women visibility into leadership paths that align with their personal strengths
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