Women CFOs reach record levels in US

Women are now overseeing the finances at such high-profile companies as JPMorgan Chase, the newspaper chain Gannett and Time Warner Cable.

6th February, 2013
Indra Nooyi, CEO and former CFO of PepsiCo

The number of women taking the role of chief financial officer increased 35 percent at big US companies in the past year, putting more female executives in the top ranks of management after decades of slow gains.

There were 54 women serving as CFO among Standard & Poor 500 Index companies as of last month, up from 40 a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Rankings.

While men still account for almost 90 percent of CFOs in...

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