I am an undergraduate
student who is conducting research
on the topic of women and "positions
of power" in companies...i.e.
the executives, presidents,
the general core of the businesses.
I am looking for statistics
on how many women vs. men are
actually in these core positions
of power. Any information would
be greatly appreciated. Thank
you for your time. Sincerely,
Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
The reality is that the situation
for women in corporate America
is pretty bleak. I believe that
only 3 of the Fortune 500 companies
are headed by women. And, actually,
that number might be down to
2, since I recently learned
that Jill Barad had to step
down from Mattel (or was forced
to step down from Mattel. And
the boards of these companies
have a similiar unrepresentative
group of members--I think that
number of female board members
hovers around 15%. To obtain
these exact statistics, you
should contact Catalyst--an
organization devoted entirely
to working to promote women
to senior positions and leadership
positions within corporate America.
is located at 120 Wall Street,
New York, New York 10005.
Good luck conducting your