March 26th, 2015

A CNNMoney Analysis: Women in the C-Suite

A CNNMoney analysis shows women hold just 5 percent of CEO jobs at large companies and the pipeline of talent behind them is small. Out of the top 5 positions at S&P 500 companies, CNNMoney found that only 14.2 percent of leadership positions are held by women. Studying data provided by company filings and Markit, CNNMoney’s Matt Egan highlights how few women are coming up the ranks. Too often women are sidelined into “softer skill” jobs that don’t set them up to be considered for the CEO role.

How many women are in the C-suite? Why aren’t more women making it in? Is legislation needed? What will be the game changer? Explore Egan’s reporting to get the answers to these important questions and more:

America’s best-performing female CEOs

Broken pipeline: Why only 14% of top execs are women

Meet the two sisters who shattered the CEO glass ceiling

Interactive: How many women are in the C-suite?