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A Sign of Progress? 11 Fashion Companies That Have New Female Leaders

When it comes to the advancement of women in America, it’s tough to keep an accurate tally.
On one hand, the #MeToo movement has emboldened women to speak out about instances of mistreatment at work and simultaneously pushed corporate leadership to promote and pay female workers more fairly.
On the other, a recent series of political disappointments and a cold-hard look at the data can easily give the impression that one step forward for women is often undone by two steps back.
New insights from non-profit research group The Conference Board, in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles, this week revealed the number of female CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a record 27 last year. But, data for the current year, aggregated by research firm Catalyst, suggests some of those gains have already been reversed — with women currently holding 24 (4.8 percent) of CEO positions at S&P 500 firms.
Another blow came in May when women held just 24 spots on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of CEOs, down 25 percent from 2017’s record-breaking 32 female CEOs.
Still, none of these numbers are set in stone and recent wave of female hires and promotions across retail offer some hope that tides could turn

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