Numbers Of Women In Top Board And Executive Jobs Stays Poor

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New research show that women have not been able to break the glass ceiling at many large corporations, at least as measured by their numbers in senior management and on board.

According to research firm Catalyst

While companies based in other countries move ahead with plans to advance women to top leadership, progress in the F500 remains flat, according to the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors and the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Executive Officers and Top Earners.

Among the findings: Women held only 16.9% of corporate board seats in 2013, indicating no significant year-over-year uptick for the 8th straight year. And only 14.6% of Executive Officer positions were held by women—the 4th consecutive year of no year-over-year growth.

Women of color continued to fare particularly poorly, holding just 3.2% of all board seats . 10% of companies had no women serving on their boards; more than 2/3 of companies had no women of color directors. Women held only 8.1% of top earner slots—again no change from prior year.