Co-authored by Kristin Chen
Here’s a stat you’ve probably heard: less than 6% of CEOs in the S&P 500 are women, despite the fact that women make up about half of the American workforce. Today, to mark International Women’s Day, LinkedIn is going beyond that often cited stat to take a closer look at the gender leadership gap—the difference between overall representation and representation in leadership roles. In other words — what’s the percentage of Leslie Knopes in the global workforce and how we can get more of them.
It turns out that