In 2012, women took over the CEO spots at two of the world’s largest consumer tech companies: Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, and Virginia Rometty at IBM. Those headlines were encouraging, but a year-end survey finds they’re not indicative of a real ratio shift.
The percentage of women acting as board directors or CEOs at Fortune 500 companies went up less than half a point this year, according to new data from Catalyst, a research group that specializes in this topic. And the number of women who hold corporate board seats didn’t go up at all — it’s been stuck at 16.6% for seven years.
Well, there’s always next year.
- Republican members of Congress face angry town halls flooded with voters opposing the repeal of Obamacare and other parts of the Trump agenda.
- The Trump administration wants to send immigrants caught at the southern US border to Mexico even if they're not from the country.
- Several states will keep enforcing bans against transgender discrimination in schools after Trump withdrew guidelines protecting students.
- Police arrested at least 10 people on Wednesday as they began clearing out protester camps at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.