Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts:
- Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions.
- Women held 8.1 percent of top earner positions.
- Women held 16.6 percent of board seats.
- Women of color held just 3.3 percent of board seats.
- One-quarter of the companies had no women in executive officer positions.
- One-tenth of the companies had no women on their boards.
- Two-thirds of companies had no women of color on their boards.
And, as Bryce Covert notes, things have barely gotten any better in recent years: “2012 was the seventh consecutive year in which we haven’t seen any growth in board seats and the third year of stagnation in the C-suite.” At a certain point, “progress” is so slow that it’s more appropriately spelled p-l-a-t-e-a-u.