How 60+ CEOs are accelerating women into leadership roles

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

More than 60 CEOs — including the chiefs of healthcare giants like Humana and Pfizer — have pledged to increase the number of female leaders in their companies, and are seeing results.

The CEOs are part of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, a global nonprofit aiming to increase the number of women who hold positions of power in workplaces. The group represents more than 10 million employees and more than $3 trillion in global revenue.

From 2013-18, CEOs who were part of the Catalyst group reported improved female representation in top leadership positions. The companies increased the number of female board directors to 30.7 percent in 2018, up from 22.6 percent in 2013. The number of board directors who are women of color also increased in the five-year time period, from 2.8 percent in 2013 to 5.2 percent in 2018. 

To view the full report along with actions companies can take to increase their female leadership representation, click here.

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