The number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row, according to a survey published on Monday, Reuters reports. Nine percent of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) are female, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to the survey by the U.S. arm of British technology outsourcing and recruitment company Harvey Nash Group. About 30 percent of those polled said their information technology (IT) organization has no women at all in management. Yet only about half of survey respondents consider women to be under-represented in the IT department. Although women have reached senior positions at Facebook, Xerox , IBM , Oracle and other large companies, they are absent at the top of many IT departments. That makes it hard to draw others to senior roles…

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