300 Industry Leading

Women CIOs/CTOs


2020 – BREAKING THE CIO/CTO GLASS CEILING

Firms are hiring women Chief Information & Technology Officers in greater numbers

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A Time For Change

2020 has been challenging year as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced every major organization to rethink traditional business strategies. Many firms have reduced hiring budgets, but increased their level of focus on transformation initiatives, including diversity hiring. Major corporations have hired more men into the CIO/CTO role than women (by roughly a 5 to 1 ratio) for far too long. The time for change and more equitable hiring is long overdue. Firms are hiring women CIOs/CTOs in greater numbers. The list below was created with the goal of spotlighting women technology leaders across industry and the organizations supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please let us know if there is an executive that you feel should be added to this list.

Increasing The Scale of Opportunity


Women are taking on more CIO/CTO roles at larger firms. Here are the numbers by annual revenue:


  • 7% (of 300 women CIO/CTO executives listed below) are employed by firms with annual revenue greater than $100Bil


  • 10% (of 300 women CIO/CTO executives listed below) are employed by firms with annual revenue between $50Bil and $99.9Bil


  • 34% (of 300 women CIO/CTO executives listed below) are employed by firms with annual revenue between $10Bil and $49Bil


  • 49% (of 300 women CIO/CTO executives listed below) are employed by firms with annual revenue less than $9.9Bil


Inspiring Everyone is A Worthwhile Goal


Every small change has an incredible impact on the way society evolves, thinks and cares for everyone. Firms that are committed to creating more inclusive environments, become well integrated across the organization. Positive change comes from a clear focus from inspirational leaders that are committed to cultural transformation. Building inclusive culture starts with finding leaders that inspire your team members to improve themselves, take greater responsibility for their team members and the larger community around them.

There is still a long way for us to go in removing the glass ceiling but thank you for paving the way and changing the world.

Leading Industry Change – Inspiring & Empowering Others

Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

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