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Progress or No Room at the Top? The Role of Women in Broadcast, Cable and E-Companies

The world of broadcasting and communications is changing rapidly. Television, film, music, radio and publishing companies are being absorbed into ever larger corporations, while telecommunications and
e-companies are becoming a prime source for information and commerce all over the world. Yet, as these changes in technology and ownership heighten competition among broadcasting and telecommunications companies, it seems they may be overlooking one major resource – women.

Women make up only 13% of the top executives of media, telecom and e-companies and only 9% of their boards of directors. And these figures could actually overstate women’s participation in top-level
decision-making – of all the executives included in this analysis, only 3% were women with ‘Clout Titles’.