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2015: Not the Year of the Woman CEO

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

ven though many large enterprises continue to be run by women, 2015 represented a departure from the growing gender diversification in the C-suite. Just 10 women were among the 359 incoming CEOs at the world’s 2,500 largest companies in 2015. At 2.8 percent, that was the lowest share since 2011, and far below the 5.2 percent peak reached in 2014. Although the numbers of incoming female CEOs have always been low, there had seemed to be a slow trend toward higher numbers over the last several years. Despite this year’s reversal, we remain confident that demographic, educational, and societal forces will continue to promote greater diversity in the C-suite. By 2040, as much as a third of the incoming CEO class around the world will be female.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.strategy-business.com

Last year, less than 3 percent of the CEOs hired by the world’s largest companies were female, the lowest share since 2011.

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