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March 2, 2019

Working to Close the Gender Gap in IT

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David Raths, Campus Technology
What is the current state of the gender gap in the higher education IT workforce? According to the latest research from Educause, there’s good news and bad news: On the one hand, the number of female IT staffers has been increasing; on the other, fewer women are being promoted into CIO positions. In a Dec. 6 webinar, D. Christopher Brooks, Educause’s director of research, described the glass ceiling women face in higher ed IT: “For staff members, we are pretty close to parity in terms of distribution between men and women holding those positions. The place we run into problems is as people move up the ladder in terms of managerial responsibility,” he noted. “Between 2016 and 2018 we saw a slight dip in the percentage of women holding CIO positions. We have made some progress, but we are still confronted with some pretty serious glass ceiling issues prohibiting women from moving up the management chain.”

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