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Companies with female CEOs don't necessarily hire more women leaders - report

Dec 12, 2014 - Silicon Valley Business News

Perhaps counteractively, companies with female CEOs don't have better diversity numbers than those led by men, law firm Fenwick & West LLP said today in a report on gender diversity.

"Having a woman on the board or serving as CEO does not translate into more women in other board or leadership positions," the report said.

Although 62% of companies in the San Jose Mercury News' Silicon Valley 150 Index of the top public companies have at least one woman as a director, only 20% of those...