CEO LEADERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP OF WOMEN CEOS

We’re Taking Aim At The Drastic Underrepresentation Of Women As CEOs

Overview

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As of August 2020, less than 10 percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs are women. Furthermore, there are no Black women CEOs in the Fortune 500 and women of color make up less than 2 percent.

Additionally, a DDI report drawing data from 55,000 executive assessments reported that more than half of organizations did not assess a single female candidate when searching for their next CEO.

WBC is working toward accelerating the number of women in CEO roles. We seek to ensure:

  • 15% of F500 and S&P 500 CEO roles are women by 2025 and 20% by 2030
  • 10% of female CEO’s are women of color by 2025
  • Women constitute 20% of those being considered for CEO roles by 2025
  • Women constitute 30% of those being considered for CEO roles by 2030, 25% of which are women of color