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Number of women CEOs remains low, but long-term outlook will improve

By 2040, women will make up about a third of new CEO appointments, a new study predicts.

For the immediate future women attorneys who want to become corporate CEOs may face a struggle.

Strategy&, the consulting firm that used to be known as Booz & Co., said that only 3 percent of incoming CEOs in 2013 were women. The 3 percent figure is a 1.3 percentage point drop from 2012.

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