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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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Jody Davids, PepsiCo


Today, Jody Davids is senior vice president and CIO for PepsiCo, the food and beverage company that is the 44th largest company in the world. But she got her start as a lowly executive assistant for General Electric while she was pursuing a music degree. When she saw how much people were making in the IT department, she set a goal for herself of becoming a board-level CIO at a Fortune 200 company. She also began taking Fortran programming classes at GE, which later led to a job as a programmer at Apple.

Davids earned a bachelor's degree and MBA from San Jose State University, and over the years, she rose through the ranks to become CIO of not just one Fortune 200 company, but four, including Cardinal Health, Best Buy, and Agrium, as well as PepsiCo.

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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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