This study has investigated the effects of ICT to increase efficiency and empowerment of rural women using data envelopment analysis (DEA) to investigate the mechanism of effectiveness of information technology (ICT) on the efficiency and empowerment of rural women in the village of Gharn Abad, Golestan province. In this study, using survey methods, 38 users and 25 non-users of technology (control group) were selected by stratified random sampling. Female users of technology were classified into seven levels, with level 1 the least and level 7 the most users. Based on the results, the performance of rural women in basic levels of IT users is better than their performance in higher levels. The study also confirmed the theory of digital gap, and the positive effects of information technologies and communication on empowering women in the economic, social, political, and psychological, dimensions and shows an increase in rural women's performance.