Women Executives in Business by State

The share of women holding top executive positions in the U.S. has grown steadily in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Women held 31.7% of top executive positions across industries in 2021, a near five-point increase since 2015, when it stood at 27.1%.

While that trend may give women’s advocates a cause for celebration on International Women’s Day this Wednesday, other data points point to a more troubling picture.

Despite making up 47.4% of the American workforce, women hold just 42.1% of all managerial positions. These rates have crept closer in recent years, but men still fill a disproportionate amount of these roles.


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