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Few women lead Minnesota’s top companies

A recent study led by St. Catherine University reveals a gender imbalance at the top of Minnesota companies.

According to the study, women hold only 16 percent of CEO and other executive positions at Minnesota’s 100 largest public companies and occupy roughly 14 percent of their board seats.

Professor Rebecca Hawthorne, who conducted the study along with professor Joann Bangs, says women currently hold about half the middle management jobs in the business world, but are “stalled” there, not moving on to corporate boards or executive seats. 

Read more about the study at St. Kates News and view details at The 2010 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.

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