招聘和外包专家Harvey Nash 在《2012年CIO调查报告》中发现女性CIO在此群体中极为弱势，男性比例在此次全球CIO调查中占93%。
全球CIO 的平均收入为201.944美元，相对每位男性CIO 204.854的收入来说，女性CIO的收入也比较低。73%的女性CIO的工资是固定的，而男性CIO领取固定工资的比率只有61%。
Women CIOs massively under represented
By Mark Chillingworth
The 2012 CIO Survey from
Harvey Nash the recruitment and outsourcing specialist found the representation
of women to be "highly unrepresentative of the population at large".
Ninety three per cent of respondents to the global CIO survey are male.
But not only are there too few female CIOs, the overall number of women IT workers is very low, 24 per cent of CIOs responding have no women in their technical teams. Yet 51 per cent believe women can improve relationships between the business and IT.
"For every woman Harvey Nash recruits into a CIO role there are nine men placed in a similar position," the company states in its report.
Not only are there too few women, their reporting line was found to be less strategic than men with 41 per cent reporting to the CEO, compared to 48 per cent of male CIOs. This is in turn leading to greater churn amongst senior women IT leaders, the recruitment firm claims. In the last two years 16 per cent of women have changed role.
"Women CIOs are pursuing more change programmes than their male counterparts, they are improving the success rate of projects and using technology to engage better with customers, while men focus more on delivering consistent and stable IT performance for the organisation," Harvey Nash state.
Pay scales for female CIOs are also lower with the global average of $201.944 compared to $204.854 for a male and 73 per cent of women have been working with a pay freeze compared to 61 per cent of men.