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Inequality in Corporate Leadership

Women have an important role in the U.S. economy, making up 50.8 percent of the United States population. Women are enrolling in college more than men, according to Pew Research data, and now account for 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force, as reported by the United States Department of Labor. Meanwhile, gender inequality is still entrenched in corporate America, especially in executive positions. 


THE FACTS

In Fortune 500 companies, women account for ONLY 32 CEO positions—just 6.4% of the list.  VIEW SOURCE

In Fortune 500 companies, women account for ONLY 32 CEO positions—just 6.4% of the list.
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Women represent 47% of entry level professionals, 29% of vice president's and 20% of c-suite executives.  VIEW SOURCE

Women represent 47% of entry level professionals, 29% of vice president's and 20% of c-suite executives.
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Companies with 50% women in senior operating roles show 19% HIGHER return on equity (ROE) on average.  VIEW SOURCE

Companies with 50% women in senior operating roles show 19% HIGHER return on equity (ROE) on average.
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For profitable companies, a move from 0% to 30% female leaders is associated with a 15% INCREASED net revenue margin.  VIEW SOURCE

For profitable companies, a move from 0% to 30% female leaders is associated with a 15% INCREASED net revenue margin.
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The most gender diverse companies are 15% MORE LIKELY to have financial returns above their industry means. VIEW SOURCE

The most gender diverse companies are 15% MORE LIKELY to have financial returns above their industry means.
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Women make up LESS THAN 10% of the four most senior-level roles at a typical Fortune 1000 company. View source

Women make up LESS THAN 10% of the four most senior-level roles at a typical Fortune 1000 company.
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Of the 9,976 executives currently employed at Fortune 1000 companies, ONLY 1,835 ARE WOMEN. View source

Of the 9,976 executives currently employed at Fortune 1000 companies, ONLY 1,835 ARE WOMEN.
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Just one year out of college, women working full-time EARNED $35,296, compared to $42,918 for men. View Source  

Just one year out of college, women working full-time EARNED $35,296, compared to $42,918 for men.
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RELEVANT RESEARCH

Gender inequality in the C-Suite and on Boards is entrenched in corporate America. We used to believe the pipeline would resolve the problem, but experience and research shows us that is no longer the case. 


Women are Still Behind in the Workplace
In their annual review of women in the workplace, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company found women are overwhelmingly underrepresented at every level and women face obstacles on the path to senior leadership.
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Gender Diversity Leads to Better Performance
A recent Credit Suisse report finds that companies with more women in decision-making roles continue to generate higher market returns and superior profits.
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Inclusivity Strengthens Employee Retention
The Corporate Leadership Council found that companies that employ diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment.
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Talented Women Aren’t Reaching Corporate Management
Research by the Harvard Business Review found that female executives are frequently not reaching management, senior management or C-suite levels.
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Advancing Women’s Equality Leads to Economic Growth
A report by McKinsey & Co. found that “advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth.”
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Strong Female Leadership Provides Financial Returns
MSCI found that companies with a strong female leadership averaged a 10% return on equity annually, 3% higher than companies without strong female leadership.
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