Healthcare is a hot spot for female CEOs

Healthcare companies and hospitals are among the industries most likely to appoint a female CEO, according to an Oct. 19 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 

The rate of new CEOs who are women has held steady at 29% this year across all industries, according to the consulting firm. That's 3 percentage points higher than it was during the same time period in 2022. 

Government and nonprofit organizations are the most likely to hire a female CEO, at a rate of 42.05%. Healthcare and healthcare products came in second place, hiring female CEOs at a rate of 9.7%. Hospitals took third with a 6.74% hire rate. 

So far this year, 370 women have taken the helm of U.S. companies. 

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