Women, Money & Power

For too long, women have been left behind in most every economic and political indicator where we measure one’s power.  One of those indicators is the representation of women on corporate boards and women in the C-suite. EMPOWERMENT 2026 proudly uses research and data provided by several sources including Catalyst, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. We also reference McKinsey & Company’s annual “Women in the Workplace” study which tracks the progress of women in corporate America. The latest study can be found here.

Why Do Women Flatline at 20%

  • Congress 26%
  • Governors 16%
  • Mayors 23%

    CAWP, 2020

  • S&P 500 Board Seats 21%

    Catalyst, 2020

  • S&P 500 Exec./Sr. Mgrs. 26%

    Catalyst, 2020

  • Inv. Bank. Exec./Sr. Mgrs. 17%

    Catalyst, 2018

  • Tenured Professors 27%

    AAUW, 2019

  • Equity Law Partners 19%

    ABA, 2019