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CWDI Report Shows Women Hold 32.1% of Board Seats in Europe.

The recent decline of women leading powerhouse companies, now at 4.8%, drops the U.S. below the percentage of women CEOs of Europe's leading companies for the first time. Among 600 blue-chip companies in the 28 EU countries at the end of 2017, there are 33 women CEOs or 5.5%, according to the European Institute for Gender Equality. Both percentages, however, clearly show the long road to equity at the top of the corporate ladder.

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They are departing at same rate as men, but high-profile exits stand out

If it seems like several female CEOs have lost or left their jobs lately, it is because they have. But so, too, have many male chief executives. So why do the women’s departures seem so conspicuous?illinois sealBrought to your attention by Rodrigo Garcia

... These companies clearly understand that board diversity is not a social issue, but is about improving their companies’ performance and enhancing their long-term sustainable value.

Mary Hartman Morris, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Co-Chair Thirty Percent Coalition's Institutional Investor Committee.

 

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