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Who has power in corporate America? Men do. New data shows women vastly outnumbered at top

Who runs corporate America? Men do.

Women are outnumbered 5to 1 in senior leadership, according to a USA TODAY analysis of named executive officers at the nation’s 100 top publicly traded companies. These corporate leaders are the CEO, the chief financial officer and other people who serve in a handful of top-paid roles. 

Men are 83% of the 533 named executive officers in S&P 100 corporations, USA TODAY found.

Women today are more visible in corporate America, breaking into executive suites and boardrooms. But, despite efforts to shrink the gender gap, from removing structural barriers to promoting more women, women are still far less likely than men to hold the top positions or bring home the top compensation.

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