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Women's Statistics in Corporate Leadership Lag

The Catalyst Census have just released two new reports that could, unfortunately, be a bit discouraging for women striving for corporate leadership.

According to the 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors and the 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Executive Officers and Top Earners, women only hold a mere eight percent of the top-earning positions in the corporate world. In addition to that lowly statistic, only 14.3 percent of executive officer positions belong to women. That percentage has been unchanged for three straight years.

If you're a female minority, your stats are even lower. Women of color only hold 3.3 percent of board seats this year, a statistic that has not changed since last year. Also, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies have has no women of color board directors for five straight years.

How could this be when women earn more college degrees than men, and women's IQ test scores collectively surpass those of men?

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.
Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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