Forget the 'glass ceiling.' Women of color face a 'concrete ceiling'

    By: Caitlin Kepple on Aug 13, 2018

    Julia Carpenter writes, "With Indra Nooyi stepping down at PepsiCo, the number of women CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies got even smaller.But Nooyi's exit signifies another important development: one fewer woman of color in the C-suite.

    Because there are already so few women at the top, the exit of every female CEO hurts the women working below. Fewer women in power means there are fewer role models for women climbing the ranks, and more pressure on the female CEOs already in the spotlight.

    Even as female CEOs still fight to make the C-suite, the ranks are shrinking. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of women leading Fortune 500 companies dropped by more than 20%."


    Released: August 13, 2018, 6:40 am
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