Study after study has demonstrated the income disparity between women and men. Not surprisingly, this gender discrimination carries all the way into America’s boardrooms and corporate suites, where women continue to be underrepresented. To get a clearer understanding of the country’s continuing glass ceiling, 24/7 Wall St. took a hard look at the gender makeup of America’s 10 most valuable companies.
For the top companies, based on market cap, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed proxies for board and management composition, as well as data from the investor relations sections of the companies on this list. In order to compare all of the companies on the same basis, we used SEC data as our primary source for information, although we also examined company documents and public comments made by the companies about equal opportunity, particularly as it pertains to women.