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No Change for Women in Top Leadership

Once again the needle barely budged for women aspiring to top business leadership in corporate America, according to the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Executive Officers and Top Earners.

Among the findings:

  • Women held 14.6 percent of Executive Officer positions, essentially the same as last year (14.3%).
  • There was no gain year over year as women held only 8.1% of Executive Officer top earner slots.
  • In both 2012 and 2013, one-fifth of companies had 25 percent or more women Executive Officers, yet more than one-quarter had no women Executive Officers.

Research Partners: AT&T Inc.BloombergBMO Financial GroupCardinal Health, Inc.Chevron CorporationCredit SuisseDell Inc.Deloitte LLPDesjardins GroupDeutsche Bank AGEYGeneral Motors CompanyHewlett-Packard CompanyIBM CorporationKeyBankKimberly-Clark CorporationMcDonald’s CorporationPPL CorporationSodexo, Inc.State Street CorporationUPS