By a whole bunch of different metrics, too few women occupy leadership positions in U.S. businesses. Just look at corporate boards of directors: At the 3,000 companies tracked on the Russell 3000 index, fewer than 1 in 6 board seats is filled by a woman. More than a quarter of the California companies in that group had no female directors at all. The representation of women is far higher on corporate boards in Western European countries, several of which mandate that women hold 30% to 40% of the board seats.
To the editor: My late husband, George Kiriyama, served on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education from 1995 to 1999. He and his colleagues were paid $18,000 annually. I was in adult education, where teachers reached the hourly top pay in three steps and never received pay raises along with the K-12 teachers. Furthermore, we were not allowed to work full time. With no other income source, George, the primary earner in our household, sacrificed our financial security in order to serve on the board.
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