Harvard Business Review just released its annual ranking of the world’s best-performing CEOs and The News Room wants to analize this issue due to only two of them are women. This fact shows the difficult and slow process women are leading to be on boards.
The only women to rank in the top 100 are: Ventas CEO Debra Cafaro (#47) and TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz (#81), who announced last week that she’s stepping down from her post in January.
Recent data from the III Report “Women in the Boards of Directors of companies in the Ibex 35” presented and elaborated by Atrevia, formerly Inforpress, shows that the number of women in the Ibex 35 increased by 2.56% in 2015. These data show more than ever the inequality in the upper echelons of the Spanish senior leadership. Still, most surprising of all is that there are still companies that do not have any women on their boards.
Talking about the Spanish presence, the president of Inditex gets the bronze in the list of the hundred best CEO. He is the only Spanish in this ranking, with Florentino Perez and Inigo Meiras.
This year HBR also used environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance data from investment research firm Sustainalytics. The overall ranking weighted CEOs’ financial results at 80% and ESG performance at 20%. Additionally, HBR changed its methodology from previous years to include CEOs who took the reins before 1995.
More information about this ranking here.