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Women in Management | View the 2014 Trends

careerglider achieve new heights THE RISE OF WOMEN EXECUTIVES Historically, women have comprised a very small percentage of the top-level executives within the United States. New research suggests that the landscape is rapidly changing - and much faster than predicted. WOMEN AND EDUCATION ·50.8 Women make up more than half of the population of the United States, 50.8%, and hold the majority of all undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. WOMEN HOLD ALMOST HALF OF ADVANCED DEGREES IN THE U.S. 60% 60% 47% 48% Of All Undergraduate Degrees Of All Masters Degrees Of All Law Degrees Of All Medical Degrees 44% of master's degrees in business and management 37% of MBAS HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD? Even though women account for 46.8% of the U.S. Labor force and hold 51.4% of business and management-related occupations, they still lag behind when it comes to top-level corporate positions. 4.8% 16.9% of Executive of All CEOS Board Members are Women are Women WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES ACCOUNT FOR 30% OF ALL PRIVATELY-HELD COMPANIES, OR MORE THAN 9.1 MILLION COMPANIES. THEY EMPLOY 14% THEY GENERATE 11% OF THE REVENUE OF THE WORKFORCE MADE BY ALL U.S. BUSINESSES og NEARLY 7.9 MILLION PEOPLE $1.4 TRILLION (2013) 1 IN 5 COMPANIES WITH REVENUE OF $1 MILLION OR MORE ARE OWNED BY WOMEN. THE RECESSION since 2008 Women-owned companies have had a net increase in employment throughout the recent recession. All other privately-held companies have suffered from rising unemployment. How The Corporate Landscape is Changing According to recent research, the number of female C-level executives increases every year, though at a slower rate than women rising to senior management positions. Women in senior management positions have grown at the following rates: 2004: 19% 2011: 20% 2014: 25% The number of female CEOS of Fortune 500 companies hovers at around 5%, up from 2% in 2003. No. of Fortune 500 CEOS Who Are Female 25 20 15 10 5 2003 2006 2009 May. 2011 Oct. 2011 2014 No. of Fortune 500 CEOS Who Are Female SOURCES:

Women in Management | View the 2014 Trends

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Women in management positions are on the rise. Despite being less prominent than men, female CEO’s and executives are quickly becoming less of an anomaly. Research from several studies show that the...


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