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I need help finding the number of women CEO's in the U.S. and political events that created an opportunity for women in management for an essay on Women and Work. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

You're in luck. There is a great organization - Catalyst - in NYC that works directly with women executives and CEO's. They have also done numerous studies on this. Their number is #212-777-8900. - Amy

Other ideas from members of Feminist.com:

9to5, National Association of Working Women 414-274-0925
Department of Labor, Women's Bureau: 202-219-6667
Heidrick and Struggles (they do surveys on women and work): 212-867-9876
Reports: "Corporate Women Officers" 1986
"New Diversity: Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards" 1988
NAFE (National Association of Female Executives): 212-477-2200
National Commission on Working Women: 202-737-5764
NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners): 301-608-2590 NYC chapter: 212-779-7504
National Foundation for Women Business Owners: 301-495-4975
SBA (Small Business Administration): 202-606-4000
Women in Financial Development: 212-501-9354

According to Working Women Magazine (1996), there are only two female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. They are listed because they own their own business. They are Linda Wachner (Warnaco) and Marianne Sandler (Golden West Financial). In other words, they are the only two women who head up large publicly traded companies in the U.S. (This poll did not count women-owned businesses per se. Only Fortune 1000.)

According to NAWBO, there are nearly 8 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. so far in 1996. They generate $2.3 trillion in sales and employ 1 in 4 U.S. workers -- that's 18.5 million Americans.

As far as your question on political events that helped women in management. Hmmmm, that's a VERY broad topic. You might want to make your scope a little narrower. Do you mean purely political events? Or do you mean how specific legislation, public policy, current events and/or social-justice movements helped women? In any case, good luck with your essay!


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