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Report: Women hold only 14.3 percent of executive positions at major companies

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.” ...

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 ...

Race and the gender gap: White women supported Romney by 56 to 42 percent

According to exit poll headlines, “women” helped carry Obama to victory. Indeed, women overall did favor the president over Romney by 55 percent to 44 percent. But women–who make up 53 percent of the electorate–compose a pretty large and diverse group. Slicing and dicing the data gives us a clearer picture of exactly which women carried Obama to victory. For example, as we already mentioned, single women broke for Obama by a huge margin–which made up for the fact that married women backed Romney by 7 points. (Hmm, yet another reason to get rid of the institution?)

So how’s the gender gap look when you break it down by race/ethnicity? Here’s a nice chart from David C. ...

According to exit poll headlines, “women” helped carry Obama to victory. Indeed, women overall did favor the president over Romney by 55 percent to 44 percent. But women–who make up 53 percent of the electorate–compose a ...

The gender gap in presidential politics approaches an all-time high

According to Nate Silver, the gender gap in this year’s election could rival the 20-point high in the 2000 election between Bush and Gore:

Weird. Wonder if this has anything to do with that “war on women” that totally doesn’t exist.

According to Nate Silver, the gender gap in this year’s election could rival the 20-point high in the 2000 election between Bush and Gore:

Weird. Wonder if this has anything to do with ...

The gender gap is closed? Yeah right.

The lastest poll numbers have everyone freaking out but one thing about Pew poll stood out to me:  The poll has Romney and Obama tied among likely women voters.  The last time the poll was conducted a month ago, President Obama had an 18 point lead.

So what gives?  Over at the New York Daily News I wrote that this detail stands out mainly because Romney had a great performance in a debate that didn’t mention women’s issues once so closing the gender gap is highly unlikely and probably due to an oversampling of older, married women.  That turns out to be the case.

Via New York Daily News:

Ask yourself this: What has Mitt Romney done in the past month to ...

The lastest poll numbers have everyone freaking out but one thing about Pew poll stood out to me:  The poll has Romney and Obama tied among likely women voters.  The last time the poll was conducted a ...

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Where are the women? 2012 election coverage edition

In case the latest moderately hopeful stats from the Op-Ed Project had you optimistic about the gender gap in media, here’s a maddening infographic to ruin your Friday. The 4th Estate, a project that’s tracking media coverage of the 2012 election, has broken down the gender gap when it comes to who’s been quoted in major media outlets over the last six months.

Across the board–even on issues specifically concerning women–men are doing the talking. I mean, it’s hard to think of a topic that (cis) men are less qualified to talk about than abortion. And yet! They had 81 percent of the quotes in articles about it, compared to just 12 percent by women. When it comes to ...

In case the latest moderately hopeful stats from the Op-Ed Project had you optimistic about the gender gap in media, here’s a maddening infographic to ruin your Friday. The 4th Estate, a project that’s tracking ...

Where are the women? Cannes Film Festival edition

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 22 films directed by 22 men will compete for the prestigious top award. But to feminist criticism of that dismal lineup, Cannes says, essentially, “Well, you can’t make us pick a girl just because she’s a girl.”

Of course, those numbers are pretty standard for Cannes. Last year there were a record-breaking four women in the running for the Palme D’Or, the festival’s top prize. But apparently that was but a minor blip in the long dude-dominated history of the event. Two years ago, there were no women either, and in the 64 years of the festival only one woman–Jane Campion–has ever actually won the Palme D’Or.

The French feminist group La Barbe took the ...

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 22 films directed by 22 men will compete for the prestigious top award. But to feminist criticism of that dismal lineup, Cannes says, essentially, “Well, you can’t make us pick a ...

Where are the women? National Magazine Award edition

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. On Monday, NYU determined the 100 greatest journalists of the last century–a list that included only 22 women and 8 black writers.

Yesterday, ASME announced the National Magazine Award finalists and Ann, who can always be counted on for a quick byline tally, crunched the numbers in each category.

NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
PERSONAL SERVICE — 3 women, 1 man, 1 without byline
PUBLIC INTEREST — 4 women, ...

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. ...

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