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The 2006 Catalyst Census of Women Corporate Officers and Top Earners of the Fortune 500 details the percentage of corporate officer positions held by women, the percentage of top earner jobs held by women, the percentage of women and men corporate officers in line and staff positions, and the number of companies with zero, one, two, and three or more women officers. The appendices list the companies by industry, and the average number and percentage or women directors by industry, geographic region, and Fortune 500 rank.

  • Catalyst analyzed the leadership of each company in the Fortune 500 as published in April 2006.
  • Catalyst reported the data we obtained from public records.
  • The report details the gender diversity of corporate governance at Fortune 500 companies as of April 1, 2006.