Where women are shattering the glass ceiling — or not

Boston Globe
By Shirley Leung, Globe Columnist
February 5, 2020

Data can be a powerful tool to drive change. Just ask the Boston Club, which has been at it for 17 years with an annual census of women on boards and in the C-suites.

Now, the Eos Foundation is drilling deeper into the data of Massachusetts public companies and coming up with rankings to better understand why some are shattering glass ceilings and others have not.

Released on Thursday, the inaugural Eos report, Women’s Power Gap in Corporate Massachusetts, highlights how the pipeline of female executives exists yet it’s still hard for a woman to become the CEO and to be paid as well as a man.

The report, which analyzes the 25 biggest public companies in Massachusetts, said that women make up 25 percent of leadership teams but only 10 percent of the highest-paid executives. Only one company on the list has a female CEO: Shacey Petrovic, who runs Insulet, an Acton medical device maker.

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