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May 13, 2022

Addressing the Gender Power Imbalance in the Executive Suite

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Addressing the Gender Power Imbalance in the Executive Suite


Addressing the Gender Power Imbalance in the Executive Suite

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May 13, 2022


The U.S. has made progress adding women to the executive suite, but new analysis shows that we still have a massive power imbalance across public companies and are unlikely to achieve the benefits of gender diversity with this ongoing problem. The conditions in society have changed, and public companies are lagging far behind in their internal demographics and power dynamics. While progress among public companies has been made to increase representation of women at varying levels, the power dynamic has remained largely unchanged at the top.  The data on gender balance in the U.S. establishes an imperative for companies to improve on creating the right work environment for women. Therefore, more must be done by responsible investors to help companies improve and get on the right side of these very obvious and powerful trends.

President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management

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