Breaking Through To The Top: Diversity Among Executive Leadership at Massachusetts' Largest Public Companies
The goal of the Women’s Power Gap is to dramatically increase the number of women from diverse backgrounds among CEOs and C-suite leaders across all sectors of our economy by spotlighting who’s making progress and who’s not, and ranking companies to create a race to the top.
We collect and analyze publicly available data to rank companies and institutions based on the proportion of their women executives. Our reports highlight the barriers to gender and racial equity and promote the systemic practices and policies to dismantle them and remove the obstacles that women and all underrepresented groups face. We call upon employers to disclose intersectional diversity data for their boards, C-suites, and executive leadership teams; lack of transparency impedes accountability.
We released our first Massachusetts corporate report in 2020. It established a diversity baseline among leaders of the 25 largest Massachusetts-based public companies, and this report expanded to include the 75 largest public companies (by market cap as of September 1, 2022).
Our newest report was released during an event on March 29, 2023. Our president Andrea Silbert moderated a panel discussion including the CEO of Alnylam, Yvonne Greenstreet, CEO of Eastern Bank, Bob Rivers, and CEO & President of Vertex, Reshma Kewalramani. Tune it to follow the conversation.