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.

NCRW 2010 Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner Videos Now Up!

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The Corporate Gender Gap Report, 2010

Leading companies are failing to capitalize on the talents of women in the workforce, according to the World Economic Forum’s Corporate Gender Gap Report 2010. It is the first study to cover the world’s largest employers in 20 countries and benchmark them against the gender equality policies that most companies should have in place but are in fact widely missing.


Women of Color Leadership Summit

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04/27/2010 - 04/28/2010



Strategies for Retaining and Advancing Women of Color
Corporate Leadership Summit

One Time Warner Center, New York City

(Entrance on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)


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