Women scarce at top of U.S. business – and in the jobs that lead there

Women scarce at top of U.S. business – and in the jobs that lead there

Well, all I can say is – no surprise. I will also say that this is not going to be the case forever…

What specific positions did those women hold? Our analysis found them to be highly concentrated in just a few types of corporate jobs: 168 (25.8%) were the CFOs of their companies, while another 19 held other finance positions, such as controller or chief accounting officer. (In fact, women made up 11.2% of all CFOs, versus 5.1% of CEOs.) Nearly a quarter (23.7%) of the female second-tier executives were corporate general counsels or chief legal officers, and nearly 10% were chief human resources officers or the equivalent.

Women scarce at top of U.S. business – and in the jobs that lead there

Despite the advances women have made in the workplace, they still account for a small share of top leadership jobs. That’s true in the fields of politics and government, academia, the nonprofit sector – and particularly business. Women held only about 10% of the top executive positions (defined as […]

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