A decade of corporate women: Some progress in the boardroom, none in the executive suite

Catherine M. Daily, S. Trevis Certo, Dan R. Dalton

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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)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Female CEOs
  • Female directors
  • Glass ceiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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