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Catalyst's hallmark Census of women corporate officers and top earners 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 with 25 percent or more women corporate officers, companies with no women corporate officers, companies by industry, and the average number and percentage of women directors by industry, geographic region, and Fortune 500 rank.

Methodology:

  • Catalyst analyzed the leadership of each company in the Fortune 500 as published in April 2007.

  • Catalyst reported the data we obtained from public records including annual reports, proxy statements, and company websites.

  • The report details the gender diversity of corporate governance at Fortune 500 companies as of April 1, 2007.