Humor me on this cloudy Friday morning by taking a wild guess at how many women CEO’s there are in Fortune 1000 companies in 2009.
Catalyst, the organization that has been tracking this for years, has released the number for 2009. So, go ahead, take a shot.
How many of the 1000 CEOs are women? You can pick a number or a percentage.
And your answer is? Do post it in the comments so we know how close (or far off) you are to the right answer.
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The correct answer is 28.
There are a total of 28 women CEOs in the universe of 1000. A piddly 2.8%. (See full list of Women CEOs of the Fortune 1000)
There were 24 CEOs in 2008, so that is an increase of 4. At this rate, it will take:
- 18 years before we reach 10%, which will be in the year 2027.
- 68 years before we reach 30% or about 1/3rd. That would happen in the year 2077.
Year 2077! Wow!!
The cloudy Friday morning just turned into a weepy Friday afternoon. What about you?