Women occupy just one out of five board seats at S&P 500 companies. There are four companies in the S&P 500 that have no women on their boards of directors: Dentsply Sirona(XRAY) - Get Report , Linear Technology (LLTC) , Concho Resources(CXO) - Get Report and Transdigm(TDG) - Get Report , according to BoardEx, a business unit of TheStreet.
The presence of women in corporate leadership is positively correlated with firm performance, according to a study from the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
BoardEx data indicates the United States trails a dozen developed countries in the percentage of women on corporate boards, coming in behind Norway, France, Finland, the U.K., Canada and Germany.
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