A new analysis on the gender composition of boards of directors, senior executives, and top earners for 2016 at the region’s Top 100 public companies shows that more women are advancing to the boardrooms, but not as many are reaching senior positions.
For the 17th year, The Forum of Executive Women has produced the Women in Leadership report to provide an important barometer for measuring progress of women leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region.
For the first time, the report adds new measurements, including gender diversity by industry sectors and the number of women in elected offices. Previously titled “Women on Boards,” the report’s new title – “Women in Leadership” – reflects the broader view The Forum is taking by addressing the issue of whether the region is doing enough to support the advancement of women as leaders.
“The report was developed to raise awareness, stimulate thought-provoking discussion, and compel local business leaders to take action to increase the number of women in leadership roles throughout the region,” according to Forum member Deanna M. Byrne.