There Are HOW Many Women In The 200 Highest Paid CEOs?

There Are HOW Many Women In The 200 Highest Paid CEOs?


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It was never going to be 50-50 (not just yet, anyway), but new rankings show that the number of women at the top of big business is still appallingly few. Just six per cent of the 200 highest paid American CEOs in 2014 were female, according to Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings.

The first woman on the list is Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! who rocks in at 14th. However, despite repping womenkind, she has received her own share of female hate mail. It was for an appearance in US Vogue no less, in which she threw out the stuffy desk-based headshot and was photographed reclining on a sunlounger for a feature about her work. Mayer, we salute you - and not just for the fabulous wardrobe you can buy with that $42.1 million salary.

She ranks way ahead of the next of her gender, TJX's Carol Meyrowitz, who comes in at number 54. Other females who appear among the predominently white, male bunch include Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman, PepsiCo's Indra K. Nooyi, IBM's Virginia M. Rometty and Lockheed Martin's Marilyn A. Hewson.

Ladies, we applaud you - but we need a whole lot more where you came from.

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