Roughly one out of five CIOs are women. That’s hardly an impressive number or one to be happy about, but it also means that 20 percent of CIOs have overcome conscious and unconscious bias to reach the C-Suite. Did they succeed by standing out or did they rise to the top by fitting in? Do successful women IT executives stress the different skill sets they bring to leadership or do they maintain tech skills are gender-neutral.
If you could ask female CIOs what we all need to know about women in tech, what would they tell you? Here’s your chance to find out. During this session, we will take a deeper dive into this conversation to explore the challenges and complexities faced by female leaders. And just as important you’ll hear the personal stories of how women CIOs climbed the ladder. We will be joined by Renee Zaugg, Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Application Development at Aetna; Ghada Ijam, CIO at Amtrak; Archana Vemulapalli, Acting CTO for the Government of District Columbia; and Alisia Genzler, Executive Regional Vice President at Randstad Technologies.