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Forbes: Board Member Kimber Maderazzo Publizes Women CEOs in America Report

The Story of Progress and Opportunity for Women CEOs of America

Kimber MaderazzoKimber Maderazzo, alumna (PKE MBA ‘10) and board member of Pepperdine Graziadio, former executive vice president and general manager of proactiv, executive chairperson of C200, and founder of Milli Rose, authored an article for Forbes on how women are advancing in the business world and the challenges they continue to face. Recent data from 30 Percent Coalition shows that from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, women are climbing the corporate ladder. However, progress still leaves a lot to be desired with women only leading 167 of the top 3,000 companies in the United States. Though women make up about half of the population in the U.S., they are drastically underrepresented as CEOs, especially women of color. In fact, one if five C-Suite leaders are women and one in 25 C-Suite leaders are women of color.

Maderazzo has dedicated her life to helping women advance in business and partnered with leading organizations to create a report that outlines the current state of women in the top echelon of leadership roles. Women CEOs in America is the first report of its kind and led by the Women Business Collaborative (WBC), C200, and Catalyst. The report includes data and economic perspectives from experts and assesses the executive suite pipeline to assure upward mobility to CEO roles for women. It's time for companies across all sectors to advocate for and advance great women to CEO positions. Read more.