Women make few inroads in top ranks

November 2017. Crain’s Detroit Business.

“Women’s representation in the boardrooms of Michigan’s public companies has barely budged in the past decade. In the executive suite, the lack of progress is even more stark. Women today occupy only 15 percent of board seats at Michigan’s top 100 companies by market capitalization, according to a biennial study conducted by Wayne State University for the Detroit-based Inforum Center for Leadership. Of the 102 new directors added since 2007 to these companies, 37 were women — roughly 36 percent of new director appointments were women.”

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