Setting the Record Straight
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Catalyst’s Setting the Record Straight series uses hard evidence derived primarily from Catalyst Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500 Census data to debunk myths about women in corporate leadership. Myths addressed include the conventional wisdom that:
- CEO experience is required for board service.
- Narrowing the gender gap in corporate leadership is an insurmountable task.
- There are too few well-qualified women to serve on boards to close the gender gap.
- Women are entering corporate leadership at a pace that is closing the gender gap.
Research Partners: Bloomberg, BMO Financial Group, Chevron Corporation, Credit Suisse, Dell Inc., Deloitte LLP, Desjardins Group, Deutsche Bank AG, Ernst & Young, General Motors Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, KeyBank, McDonald’s Corporation, Sodexo, Inc., UPS