The following is from and interesting article on women in the workplace. The full article can be found here.
“In recent years, however, the percentage of women in top management positions and on corporate boards has stalled:
- As recently as 2011, their presence in top management positions in S&P 1500 companies was less than 9 percent.
- Although there has been a slow but steady increase, progress for women is uneven; while 19 percent of S&P 500 board directors are women, only 15 percent of directors of S&P mid-cap companies are women, compared to 12.6 percent of directors of S&P small-cap companies.
- Overall, just 15.8 percent of directors of S&P 1500 companies are women.
- Companies with female CEOs tend to have more female directors; however, as of October, 2014, there were only 67 female CEOs in the S&P 1500.”