NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Now that Marissa Mayer has been named the new CEO of Yahoo!, the number of female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies has reached a record high — 20. Not very impressive, but that’s up 25% in 2009 when just 15 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were women. Linda Lowen, About.com Guide to Women’s Issues, writes:
“While this may suggest greater upward mobility for women in the business sector, these 20 women represent only 4% of the Fortune 500. That number is discouraging when compared to Congress where 16% of its members are women.”
Click to see who those 20 female CEOs are along with their companies’ Fortune 500 rankings.
Read the Full Article: Fortune 500’s Record Number of Women CEOs via womensissues.about.com