This makes for depressing reading. We know that the majority of CEO's are male - only 6% are female - but this article talks about why.
The general view that it's a question of lack of pipeline - that there aren't enough talented women in the upper echelons ready and waiting to step up into the corner office - but that the numbers are swelling and that change will come in time - would seem to be flawed. Well worth a read.
“For years I thought it was a pipeline question,” said Julie Daum, who has led efforts to recruit women for corporate boards at Spencer Stuart. “But it’s not — I’ve been watching the pipeline for 25 years. There is real bias, and without the ability to shine a light on it and really measure it, I don’t think anything’s going to change. Ultimately at the top of an organization there are fewer and fewer spots, and if you can eliminate an entire class of people, it makes it easier.”