7 Companies Have 0 Women in Leadership Positions

In contrast, Chico's FAS leads the way for female execs
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2017 7:29 PM CDT
5 Best, Worst Companies for Women to Advance
Shelley Broader, CEO of apparel company Chico's FAS. The company is No. 1 when it comes to leadership positions for women.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Some companies are better than others—much better—when it comes to cracking open the glass ceiling for women. Using data from research group LedBetter, 24/7 Wall St. has come up with the best and worst companies on this front among 237 global corporations. Factors include the number of women in executive leadership as well on the board, with the worst performers having goose eggs on both. Here are the five best:

  1. Chico's FAS (women's clothing retailer): 56% (board), 73% (executive)
  2. Etsy: 50% (board), 63% (executive)
  3. H&M Group (fashion retailer): 64% (board), 35% (executive)
  4. Kering (owner of luxury brands): 64% (board), 29% (executive)
  5. Best Buy: 40% (board), 40% (executive)

The worst: No need to number these, because seven companies tie for the worst with zero women on the board or in executive leadership positions. They are: investment firm Icahn Enterprises, the Nissan Motor Co., Nintendo, Kia Motors, oil and pipeline firms Energy Transfer Equities and Plains GP Holding, and Samsung Electronics. Click for the full lists. (More lists stories.)

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