By: Catherine Yoshimoto, Senior Index Product Manager
This year's theme for International Women's Day (March 8) is "Pledge for Parity," but if the numbers are any indication, we’re far from gender parity in the corporate boardroom. In the US, the glass is only 5% full for women, as represented by the percentage of female CEOs of companies in the Russell 3000 Index. This figure was consistent when based both on number of companies and as a percentage of market cap. Five percent is remarkably low, given women make up 47% of the civilian labor force, of which 75% work full-time.