by Georgene Huang
Originally published: July 26, 2016
How do you increase the number of women in leadership within Corporate America? It seems that for all the diversity and inclusion initiatives and attention to the topic, progress has been elusive.
In the S&P500, the number of female CEOs has stalled in 2016 at 23 (4.6%). And the percentage of women on boards of S&P500 companies was at 19% in 2014. Even when it comes to the rank-and-file numbers of women within businesses, certain companies seems to have barely moved. Facebook, Google and Twitter released their diversity statistics over the past two weeks and the results upset many commentators who had hoped for more improvement in the number of women and minority employees at these tech companies.