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The controversial theory why more women have replaced male CEOs since the Great Recession

Quentin Fottrell
The controversial theory why more women have replaced male CEOs since the Great Recession

Women CEOs are on the rise. Corporate America has a long way to go to clear out the corner office for more female CEOs, but there’s been a dramatic shift over the last decade. Nearly 22% of new chief executives were women in the first half of 2019, up from 12% during the same period in 2010, according to an analysis released Thursday by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based out-placement and career transitioning firm.