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 S&P 500 companies, women account for 14.2% of top executive positions and ONLY 24 CEO positions.  VIEW SOURCE

In S&P 500 companies, women account for 14.2% of top executive positions and ONLY 24 CEO positions.
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Women represent 46% of entry level professionals, 29% of vice president's and 19% of c-suite executives.  VIEW SOURCE

Women represent 46% of entry level professionals, 29% of vice president's and 19% 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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