Research non-profit firm Catalyst finds that women make up only 14.3 percent of the executives and 16.6 of the board members at Fortune 500 companies.
“The lack of progress toward closing this gender leadership gap is, to put it frankly, troubling,” Rachel Soares, a senior research associate at New York-based Catalyst and lead author of the report, said in a telephone interview. “The companies that are taking deliberate and sustained actions to advance women in leadership are in the vast minority, and all the work that they’re doing is only providing enough momentum to maintain the status quo of women lagging men.”
Those numbers are actually higher than I would have guessed. *Sigh*