bizwoman - Behind the gains for women in corporate leadership
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Rumors of Corporate America’s unbreakable glass ceiling have been greatly exaggerated - sort of.
Over the past five years, women have steadily taken on greater leadership roles and representation in the board room, and the ripple effects have meant bigger paydays and ever more responsibility for female CEOs.
A Business Journals analysis of roughly 1,800 publicly traded companies found women now account for 15 percent of all board seats, up from 11 percent five years prior. In raw numbers those companies today have 2,524 women directors, up 41 percent over five years, while the ranks of male directors increased 2 percent over the same span.
Full article at bizwoman