Thursday, December 2, 2010
In its sixth annual survey of women in the workforce, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management found that men continue to outnumber women in top management positions by a wide margin.
Steven Currall, Dean of the Graduate School, said in tough economic times, California’s companies don’t seem to be looking for women who have new leadership ideas.
“For a state that considers itself hip, progressive and a trendsetter, California looks like anything but that when you peak inside the executive suits and the boardrooms of those companies,” Currall said.
The study looked at 400 of California’s biggest companies. Among those, men hold more than 90 percent of board room seats and executive positions. More than a third of the companies had no women on their board or in highly paid executive roles, and only four percent of the companies are led by a female CEO.