Becker's Healthcare February 21, 2024
Kelly Gooch

A gender tenure gap among CEOs is not a new topic of discussion, but recent research sheds light on where the issue stands today.

In 2023, the average tenure for female CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies was 4.5 years, compared with 7.2 years for men, according to data from Equilar shared exclusively with Fortune.

This is in line with a persistent CEO gender tenure gap, the data showed. The gap has only slightly narrowed since 2014, when women averaged three years and men averaged 7.7.

“To be sure, women who run Fortune 500 companies represent a small sample of our data, and it’s possible that the gap would shrink if an equal share of men and women were...

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