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SmartPulse: A long way to go

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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief for CFOs — tracks feedback from leading CFOs and senior finance executives. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Who is on your executive team?

  • Mostly men — 59.04%
  • All men — 17.71%
  • About 50-50 men and women — 17.34%
  • Mostly women — 4.80%
  • All women — 1.11%

A long way to go: Nearly 77% of you have executive teams that are all or mostly men. These results are similar to other studies into the composition of executive teams. Fewer than 6% of CEOs and top executives in corporations are women, and only 23% of the 1,500 largest U.S. public companies have had a top female executive in the past 12 years, according to a recent study from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.