2013 MINNESOTA CENSUS SHOWS GAINS IN WOMEN'S CORPORATE LEADERSHIP ROLES
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The 2013 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership examines the percentage of women in leadership roles at the 100 largest publicly held companies headquartered in Minnesota as ranked by 2012 net revenue. Produced by St. Catherine University and the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable, the Census is now in its sixth year.
The Census defines corporate leadership as board positions and executive officer positions, which offer a pipeline for future leadership roles in corporate governance.
Data from this year’s Minnesota Census reflect progress and the work that remains:
- Net increases occurred in the number of women corporate directors and women executive officers in 2013.
- Fifty-two of Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly held companies have both women corporate directors and women executive officers.
- Eighteen of Minnesota’s 100 largest publicly held companies have no women directors or executive officers.
- Minnesota companies reporting larger revenue are more likely than smaller companies to have women represented in both the boardroom and the executive suite. That reflects national trends.
- Two companies had a net increase in both women directors and women executive officers in 2013: C.H. Robinson and Christopher & Banks.
- One company, H.B. Fuller, had a net decrease in both women directors and women executive officers in 2013.
ON THE COVER
Kathleen Skarvan, CEO and director of Electromed, is one of seven women CEOs in the 2013 Minnesota Census. The number of women in leadership at Electromed has grown since Skarvan was named CEO in 2012.
The report is produced by St. Catherine University and is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. MWER is the Minnesota representative to ION (InterOrganization Network), a national organization that advocates for women’s participation on corporate boards and in top leadership roles in business.