Women CIO Perspectives on the Ascension to Leadership

Friday, November 03 | 9:10am - 10:00am ET | Meeting Room 112A/B, 100 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
A recent research study of 15 higher education women CIOs revealed common themes and differences of opinions related to gender biases encountered during their rise to the CIO. This session will examine the key findings of the research and engage a panel of current women CIOs on their views and experiences with gender bias, how best to handle it, and how best to prepare the next generation of women IT leaders.

Outcomes: Gain awareness of success factors for women aspiring to leadership roles * Learn how to transform cross-campus partnerships on your campus * Be able to apply lessons learned to your work


  • Melissa Woo

    Senior Vice President for IT & CIO, Stony Brook University
  • Sue Workman

    Vice President for University Technology/CIO, Case Western Reserve University
  • Sharon Pitt

    Associate VP/CIO, Binghamton University
  • Steven Burrell

    VPIT & CIO, Northern Arizona University
  • Kathy Kral

    Deputy CIO, University of West Georgia
  • Celeste Schwartz

    VP for Info Tech & Chief Digital Officer, Montgomery County Community College