It’s one thing to say you want women to move into positions of power. It’s another thing entirely to actually do something about it.
Catalyst, a nonprofit working to advance women in business, in March kicked off an initiative aiming to increase the number of women in leadership roles. Participating companies signed on to a pledge, committing to the advancement of women into leadership roles. And now a new survey is showing that pledge participants do better than S&P 500 companies in numbers of women in leadership roles, with 29% of board seats filled by women, in comparison to S&P 500 companies’ 21.2%