Catalyst CEO Champions For Change
Women make up about 51% of the US population. They earn 60% of all master’s degrees and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending in the United States. Yet only about 5% of CEOs in corporate America are women and only 26.5% of executives in the S&P 500. For women of color, the numbers are even more dismal. And in almost 10 years, women in senior roles in the United States increased 1%. Just one.
A passionate group of change agents, these CEOs are already leaders and champions of gender equality and inclusion. Now they are taking bold action, holding themselves publicly accountable for doing the right thing and inspiring all of us to do more.Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst
Catalyst CEO Champions For Change is a group of 50+ CEOs pledging to advance more women into all levels of leadership. We must accelerate change. Because progress for women is progress for everyone.
These 50+ companies are not only pledging to advance women at work. They are doing it. We’ve crunched the data and found that, as a group, Catalyst CEO Champions For Change companies are already outperforming the S&P 500 in advancing women into leadership. Get insights and insider ideas on how some of the world’s most powerful companies are making change happen.
Change takes persistence, courage, and tenacity. And it doesn’t happen overnight. It happens every day, in every meeting, in every organization. Promotion by promotion, decision after decision. It requires leadership at every level. And it will take all of us to build workplaces that work for women. Here are 10 actions your organization can take to make real change happen.
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