“Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that educates young women in computer science, has added a chief information officer to its board for the first time. Javier Polit, the CIO of Procter & Gamble Co., joined the board last month. He plans to help the organization boost the number of summer coding programs it runs to more than 100 from about 80.”

‘As a CIO, I definitely feel that I have a significant accountability of making sure we have diversity and inclusion in our enterprise,’ he said, adding that his affiliation with Girls Who Code will be another way to recruit more female technologists to his team.

Mr. Polit said he has made sure an equal number of men and women enroll in IT leadership development programs at P&G. About 46% of the company’s managers are women, while at junior employee levels, the split is about even.

P&G’s focus on gender parity has ‘had a significant impact on how well we’re performing right now,’ Mr. Polit said.” Read More

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