More Female CEOs Hired in 2016

A new report from strategy+business shows North America has quintupled last year’s number of incoming women CEOs in 2016.

According to the report, citing a study of top executive turnover at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies, only one female was appointed to a CEO position in 2015. Andrea Greenberg became CEO of MSG Networks, a sports networks company. Last year brought the lowest rate of incoming female CEOs in North America since Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business, started tracking appointments in 2004.

This year brought change, with North America welcoming five female chiefs in different industries, including

  • Ellen Alemany, CEO of CIT Group
  • Shira Goodman, CEO of Staples
  • Tricia Griffith, CEO of Progressive Corporation
  • Vicki Hollub, CEO of Occidental Petroleum
  • Patricia Poppe, CEO of CMS Energy

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