The Power of the Board
Giving Back & Leaning In
January 21, 2015 | New York, NY
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WECNY and Columbia Business School
Women’s Executive Circle of New York (WECNY) has collaborated with Columbia Business School to help improve the standing of women in business leadership positions. Together, we have conducted a series of quantitative research studies that evaluates the state of women in executive positions in the top 100 public companies headquartered in NY. The most recent study, the fourth in a series of annual reports, 2013 New York Census: The State of Women Business Leaders In New York, has been made available to the NY business community and state and city legislators and policymakers.
View the 2013 New York Census: The State of Women Business Leaders In New York.
WECNY's Top 25
We looked at NY's 100 largest publicly traded companies and identified the Top 25 - companies with at least 20% women board directors and executive officers.
Our data reveals generally that although some progress has been made, women remain an untapped resource in NY boardrooms and executive suites. View our full study to see which companies made the Top 25 and how they distinguished themselves for diversifying corporate leadership. Click to view census.
2013 New York Census ResultsBoard Directors and Executive Officers:
- Women hold 16.7% of board director and executive officer positions in New York's 100 largest public companies.
- Board seats held by women increased 17.2% since 2010.
- Overall, women hold less than 11.0% of executive officer positions (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, and GC).
- Women serving on boards of directors increased from 15.6% to 18.7% since 2006.
- Women in executive positions decreased from 11.7% in 2010 to 10.9% in 2013.
In the News
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