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10 Leading Female CIOs

While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
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Kathy McElligott, McKesson


Kathy McElligott isn't only the CIO at the fifth largest company in the world — she also serves as executive vice president and chief technology officer, giving her overall responsibility for all the tech-related decisions in the organization. Her employer, McKesson, is less of a household name than some of the other companies featured on this list, but it is very well known within the health care industry as a pharmaceutical distributor and supplier of health information technology and medical supplies. According to its website, it is the "oldest and largest healthcare company in the nation, serving more than 50% of U.S. hospitals and 20% of physicians."

This isn't McElligott's first CIO job; she also served as CIO of manufacturing firm Emerson and as CIO of supply chain for GE Aircraft Engines. She earned her bachelor's of business administration in computer science at Kent State University and her master's degree in business management at Xavier University.

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Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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