By Jared Lindzon

In spite of the progress that is being made, however, the number of S&P 500 companies with female CEOs only grew by an average rate of 1.1 each year since 2009, according to S&P Capital IQ.

The materials and telecoms sectors remain without a single female representative among its S&P 500 CEOs. At this rate, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research predicts it will take until 2056 to reach gender parity.

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