More women in the pipeline to become CEOs

Number of female Fortune 1000 CEOs could double by 2017

Currently there are only 35 women CEOs in the Fortune 1000. But the Wall Street Journal reports that that number may double by 2017 as more and more companies hire women with the potential to one day run the joint.

All this talk about diversity is not for nothing, it seems. Investors have been pressuring boards to hire diverse management teams and as a result, there are a number of “women in waiting,” hovering just below the CEO spot, and ready to step up when opportunity knocks.

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