Fewer women now leading Fortune 500 tech companies than five years ago, global report finds

Josh Budd
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Fewer women now leading Fortune 500 tech companies than five years ago, global report finds

The number of women at the helm of Fortune 500 tech firms has fallen by 14 per cent in the last half decade

The number of female CEOs running Fortune 500 tech companies has sharply declined over the last five years, according to research. Seven per cent of CEOs of tech companies in 2016's Fortune 500 identified as female, research by cloud talent creation firm Revolent found. This fell to just 4.41 per cent in 2021 - a 14 per cent decrease during the five-year time frame. The research also found that none of the female tech CEOs in either 2016's or 2021's Fortune 500 list were founders of the...

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