Speaking of women executives, USA Today (of all newspapers!) ran a story on Jan 2, “Women CEOs slowly gain on Corporate America,” that intros the new CEO of DuPont and tracks stock performance of female CEOs over time:
It’s not just that the number of female CEOs is barely inching up. Women now receive about six in 10 college degrees, yet near the top there remains slow progress in the number of female directors, officers, highest paid — and women in the pipeline, according to research by Catalyst, Corporate Library and others.
Great stuff. In the interest of promoting even more great women in technology and leadership, I’d recommend following these women on Twitter, whom have great things to share:
- Allyson Kapin of the Rad Campaign
- Marta Kagan who did this awesome SlideShare presentation I love, What the F**K is Social Media? (see below)
- Amy Southerland, who’s just fun
- Nerdette, I haven’t figured out her name just yet, but she’s fun, too
Here’s Marta’s SlideShare presentation (btw, this single-handedly sold me on SlideShare as a viable delivery format):
On a vaguely related but less-vaguely fascinating note, Inside Facebook published a report on Feb 2 about how women over 55 are the fastest growing demographic on Facebook. Judging by the number of my friends’ mothers who have added me as a friend on Facebook lately, I can’t argue.