Gartner Research

How CIOs Can Build a Community for Women in IT

Published: 29 March 2019

ID: G00707935

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


Many organizations have employee resource groups for women and staff from underrepresented groups to improve recruiting, retention and foster a sense of belonging. CIOs can sponsor such a community for women in IT and tap into that group for help with recruiting and retention.

Table Of Contents

The Benefits of Sponsoring a Community Group for Women in IT

Getting Started

Take on the Role of Executive Sponsor

Understand the Governance for a Women in IT Group

Clarify Who Leads the Group

Determine the Group’s Strategic Plan

How CIOs Can Leverage a Women in IT Group

Educate the Broader Employee Base

Professional Development

Help With Recruiting


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