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Companies seating women directors at all-time high.

Korn/Ferry International's nineteenth annual board of directors study, based on data provided by chief executive officers from 500 major industrial companies, 500 major service companies and 150 smaller companies, found 60% of the companies surveyed now include women on their boards of directors. This compares with 11% in 1973 (the first year of the study) and 40% 10 years ago.

Women also ranked high on the list of ideal board candidates; 84% of the CEOs polled listed women as among the most sought-after board members. Only CEOs and chief operating officers of other companies ranked higher.

An earlier study of women placements found the number of women placed in senior positions tripled from 1981 to 1991.
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Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 1992
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