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The largest companies in the U.S. – those with gross annual revenues of at least $20 billion – report a larger representation of women and other underrepresented groups on their boards of directors. Seventy percent have at least two women and 53 percent have two or more directors from underrepresented groups. Women managers, however, are increasingly opting out of high-end careers when companies fail to meet their professional needs and goals. Fewer than 15 percent of Fortune 500 officers and directors are women, and graduate business schools (unlike law and medical schools) have far fewer women than men applicants. NCRW is supporting efforts to make the corporate environment more welcoming and the career ladder more accessible to women and people of color.

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October 31, 2008 posted by Linda Basch

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  • May 21, 2012

    Lynne Parker reflects on an article by Daniel Boffey in the Observer newspaper entitled 'Why women's jokes fall flat in the boardroom' which reviews the findings of a study by Dr Judith Baxter, a linguistics expert, about women's behaviour in the...


  • May 20, 2012

    Forbes reports that after a stunning $2 billion trading loss, JPMorgan Chase‘s chief investment officer, Ina Drew, 55, will step down. The 30-year banking veteran oversaw the London unit responsible for the ill-fated trades and was one of...


  • May 20, 2012

    Speakers at the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s inaugural Women in Private Equity Forum have come out largely against hiring quotas as a solution to the lack of women working in the industry.


  • May 2, 2012

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the pipeline of female managers and executives are positioned to be the next generation of chief executives.


  • April 27, 2012

    The women's rights group UltraViolet organized a demonstration outside of Facebook's New York office to protest the social media company's appointment of an all-white, all-male board ahead of its IPO.