Women Vanishing From Technology Industry, Survey Reveals

Technology has been one of the slower sectors to widely adopt women in the workplace, particularly in senior positions. It seemed for a while that progress was being made—but now we’re taking backward steps.

The number of women in senior tech positions  in North American companies is down this year—which marks the second year in a row of reduced female numbers. According to a survey by the Harvey Nash Group, just 9% of US chief information officers are female, down from 11% in 2011 and 12% in 2010.

Worse, 30% of information technology organizations have no women—zero—in management. But there is a small silver lining: that 9% is higher than the global average of 7%, Harvey Nash says.