Despite the strides women have made, stereotypes persist and gender equality is slow coming. As of 2016, a woman earns just above 80 cents for every dollar a man receives — about 20 cents more on the dollar than when the Equal Pay Act passed in the 1960s, yet still far from equitable. The gender gap — pay and representation — tends to be even more pronounced in senior leadership positions at large companies. To this day, some companies do not have any female executives or board members.
Women are inadequately represented in several positions worldwide, most notably within the managerial sector. Only 16 of the 237 companies assessed by research group and equality database LedBetter have female CEOs. Seven of the companies do not have any females in executive positions or on their boards of directors.
To identify the companies with the best and worst female representation, 24/7 Wall St. examined data from research group LedBetter, which created an index of the share of women on the board, as well as the share of women in executive leadership positions at 237 global corporations.