A decade of corporate women

Some progress in the boardroom, none in the executive suite

Catherine M. Daily, Samuel Certo, Dan R. Dalton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

210 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which women have circumvented the glass ceiling by empirically examining whether there has been an increase in women's representation on corporate boards and CEO positions over the 10-year period from 1987 to 1996. Results indicate greatly increased representation on corporate boards. There is, however, no evidence of progress in, or towards, the CEO suite. Moreover, there is no evidence of that circumstance abating in the next several years. The number of female inside directors, an intermediate, and requisite, position in the succession to CEO, is astonishingly small, only 0.006 percent. Notably, there has been no increase in that proportion over the last decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Chief executive officer
Corporate boards
Proportion
Glass ceiling

Keywords

  • Female CEOs
  • Female directors
  • Glass ceiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

Cite this

A decade of corporate women : Some progress in the boardroom, none in the executive suite. / Daily, Catherine M.; Certo, Samuel; Dalton, Dan R.

In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 93-99.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0ebae3fa19c8457ca4820218a4a4b75d,
title = "A decade of corporate women: Some progress in the boardroom, none in the executive suite",
abstract = "This study examines the extent to which women have circumvented the glass ceiling by empirically examining whether there has been an increase in women's representation on corporate boards and CEO positions over the 10-year period from 1987 to 1996. Results indicate greatly increased representation on corporate boards. There is, however, no evidence of progress in, or towards, the CEO suite. Moreover, there is no evidence of that circumstance abating in the next several years. The number of female inside directors, an intermediate, and requisite, position in the succession to CEO, is astonishingly small, only 0.006 percent. Notably, there has been no increase in that proportion over the last decade.",
keywords = "Female CEOs, Female directors, Glass ceiling",
author = "Daily, {Catherine M.} and Samuel Certo and Dalton, {Dan R.}",
year = "1999",
month = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "93--99",
journal = "Strategic Management Journal",
issn = "0143-2095",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A decade of corporate women

T2 - Some progress in the boardroom, none in the executive suite

AU - Daily, Catherine M.

AU - Certo, Samuel

AU - Dalton, Dan R.

PY - 1999/1

Y1 - 1999/1

N2 - This study examines the extent to which women have circumvented the glass ceiling by empirically examining whether there has been an increase in women's representation on corporate boards and CEO positions over the 10-year period from 1987 to 1996. Results indicate greatly increased representation on corporate boards. There is, however, no evidence of progress in, or towards, the CEO suite. Moreover, there is no evidence of that circumstance abating in the next several years. The number of female inside directors, an intermediate, and requisite, position in the succession to CEO, is astonishingly small, only 0.006 percent. Notably, there has been no increase in that proportion over the last decade.

AB - This study examines the extent to which women have circumvented the glass ceiling by empirically examining whether there has been an increase in women's representation on corporate boards and CEO positions over the 10-year period from 1987 to 1996. Results indicate greatly increased representation on corporate boards. There is, however, no evidence of progress in, or towards, the CEO suite. Moreover, there is no evidence of that circumstance abating in the next several years. The number of female inside directors, an intermediate, and requisite, position in the succession to CEO, is astonishingly small, only 0.006 percent. Notably, there has been no increase in that proportion over the last decade.

KW - Female CEOs

KW - Female directors

KW - Glass ceiling

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0001847471&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0001847471&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 93

EP - 99

JO - Strategic Management Journal

JF - Strategic Management Journal

SN - 0143-2095

IS - 1

ER -