Volume 89 Issue 32 | p. 22
Issue Date: August 8, 2011

Women in Industry

Women show marginal gains in this year’s edition of the C&EN survey of female executives
Department: Business
Keywords: women in industry, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, NAFE, Catalyst, DuPont, Kullman

Year after year, C&EN and other institutions conduct surveys on the representation of women in the upper management of corporations. Year in and year out, the results are basically the same: Women make progress in small increments, but overall the representation of women remains meager.

C&EN’s latest survey finds that 52 of the 399 directors at 42 leading U.S. chemical firms are women. That is an average of 1.2 female directors per company and 13.0% . . .

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