A Look at the Current State of Women’s Diversity in Corporate America

DEI professionals and women’s rights advocates alike have been pressing for greater equity, representation and inclusion for female workers in America’s boardrooms for decades.

While strides have been made in the 170 years since the dawn of women’s suffrage and the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, which marked the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the U.S., that progress often continues at a snail’s pace, pushed forward primarily by glass ceiling bursting female executives and companies brave enough and willing enough to embrace and invest in female leadership. Here’s a snapshot of where things currently stand in the movement:

Progress at a Glacial Pace

From the C-Suite to the boardroom, the good news is that gender diversity has increased significantly in the U.S. business world over the past decade. But while more and more women’s voices are being heard in more corporate settings, the progress that is being made is still occurring at an incredibly slow rate.

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