Less than a fifth of chief information officers at top U.S. companies are women, according to a report by executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International.
Across all industry sectors, women accounted for just 19% of CIOs at the top 1,000 firms by revenue, the report said.
That outpaces the number of women who are chief executive or chief financial officers at these firms, but falls behind those who are chief marketing or human resources officers.
All told, women accounted for just 24% of all c-suite executives.
By industry, women were most likely to be the top IT managers at firms in the energy sector, where 35% of CIOs were women, followed by the life sciences at 22% and the consumer and industrial sectors, both at 18%.
Just 11% of CIOs at these firms in the technology sector were women, the report said.
More of the Wall Street Journal article from Angus Loten