In the highest ranks of Mass. corporate leadership, women still scarce

Boston Business Journal
By Catherine Carlock
February 5, 2020

The highest glass ceiling has still been tough to break for women in the Massachusetts business community.

Just one of the top 25 largest publicly traded companies in Massachusetts — Insulet Corp. — has a female chief executive. Meanwhile, three companies — Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and Bright Horizons — have gender parity on their executive leadership teams, according to an Eos Foundation report on the women’s power gap in corporate Massachusetts. The report is scheduled to be released Thursday.

“The corporate ladder appears to be broken at the top rung for both women and people of color,” Andrea Silbert, President of Eos Foundation and lead author of the report, said in a statement. “We believe that implicit bias is holding women and people of color back, and it’s time for today’s leading men – because most of them are men – to tackle that head on.”

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