There’s good reason why Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer and Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman find themselves in the media spotlight and overly scrutinized for their performance while held up as role models for women aspiring to emulate their career success at top companies. There are so very few others like them.
At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we closely monitor and publish a yearly benchmark for gender diversity in the C-suites and boardrooms of the largest public companies headquartered in California.
The 400 largest companies headquartered in California, representing almost $3 trillion in shareholder value, still resemble a “boys’ club” with women filling fewer than 10 percent of top executive jobs, a University of California, Davis, study has found. Incremental gains have been pitiful, in my opinion.
The eighth annual “Study of California Women Business Leaders,” released today by the UC Davis Graduate School of Business, found that women still occupy fewer than one in 10 of the top posts at the 400 largest public firms headquartered in the state.
This year’s findings dovetail with past reports.
This year, for the first time, the survey also looked at ethnicity among the 85 Fortune 1000 companies in California, and only one company in that subset of businesses had an ethnic woman as its CEO. Only 13 had any ethnic women directors.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
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