Posted by Sarah Tavel, Adventurista: http://www.adventurista.com/2010/02/why-arent-there-more-women-in-startups.html
Sunday, February 21, 2010
- It is *not* statistically significant. There were only eight female CEOs in the sample set.
- It is *not* a complete data set. 210 companies out of several thousand.
- Christine and I originally pulled this data Sept-Oct 09, so some of it may already be out of date.
- Also note: I only counted VP and higher level executives and I excluded companies that didn’t list their executives
teamon their website *and* didn’t have a LinkedIn profile for the company (i.e. I couldn’t get accurate data). I also excluded companies that only had one executive (the CEO) for the obvious reason they haven’t hired any executives.
- There were 1219 male executives (90% of sample) vs. 134 female executives (10% of sample).
- 3.8% of the CEOs were
women(8 out of 210). (Which coincidentally, is around the percentage of womenwho are CEO of a Fortune 500 company – 3%.)
- 125 of the 210 companies (60%) did not have a single female on the executive
Now the money question: In male-led vs. female-led companies, if we exclude the CEOs in both cases, what percentage of the executive