Fortune 500 - Gender Diversity of Top Management
Gender diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic for company executives around the world. However, the changes in gender distribution at each level of the organization take time, and we still have a long way to go to reach parity.
Craft recently published a report
The US Fortune 500 companies have in total about 3800 executive team members, of which slightly over 82% are male, and 18% are female.
154 of the 500 companies have 100% male management teams, and none of the executive teams is 100% female.
There are only 27 female CEOs in Fortune 500 List - women make up 5.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs.
The graph below illustrates gender diversity across sectors and reveals that women are most represented (28%) in the top management of Media companies. They account for approximately a quarter of executive team in such sectors as Household Products and Food & Drug Stores, and 22% in Apparel.
American Automotive companies close the list in terms of gender diversity (8% of women in top management). Telecommunication and Engineering & Construction companies are as well male dominated - 11% and 12% of their senior level management are women respectively.
Sources and Notes:
- Fortune Magazine US 500 List.
- Company sites.
- Craft.co analysis.
- Only C-level executives and EVPs of the organizations were analyzed.
- Companies that went through acquisitions are excluded.