2010 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Executive Officers and Top Earners

The 2010 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Executive Officers and Top Earners examines women’s representation in corporate governance at the largest companies in the United States. This annual report provides critical statistics to gauge women’s advancement into leadership and highlights the gender diversity gap.

Each year Catalyst tracks:

  • Women’s share of all Executive Officer and top earner positions.
  • The percentage of companies with zero to three or more women Executive Officers.

The appendices provide additional points of comparison by Fortune rank, region, and industry and list companies with the highest and lowest representation of women executive officers.

In 2010, women held 14.4 percent of Executive Officer positions at Fortune 500 companies and 7.6 percent of top earner positions. In both 2009 and 2010, more than two-thirds of companies had at least one woman Executive Officer.


Download the full report from Catalyst here.

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