Women in Business:
1998 Statistics from Catalyst

11.2% of Fortune 500 corporate officers are women.

83 women versus 2,184 men hold positions in the highest ranks of corporate America in 1998. These women represent just 3.8% of the 2,267 individuals holding the following titles: chairman, vice chairman, CEO, president, COO, SEVP, and EVP.

75% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one woman officer.

Based on an average rate of change since 1995 when corporate officer data was first collected, Catalyst projects that women will occupy 13% of Fortune 500 corporate officer positions in the year 2000 and 17% in the year 2005.

Posted 6/17/99