Women In the C-Suite Lagging Male Counterparts

Aug 15 2016

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief, Hunt Scanlon Media.

Across the C-Suite, Less Than a Quarter of Top Leaders Are Women. A New Study Has Found That Across All of the C-Suite Positions, the Most Senior Post Is Held By the Smallest Percentage of Women. And Only Five Percent Serve As CEO. Let’s Dig Into the Latest Report From Korn Ferry.

The percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, according to a new look at data of U.S. companies by Korn Ferry.

The analysis found that across the most prominent C-suite titles (chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief information officer, chief marketing officer, and chief human resources officer) and several industries (consumer, energy, financial, life sciences, industrial and technology) an average of less than one quarter (24 percent) of the top leaders are women.

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