Only one Latina has been CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Why so few Hispanic women make it to the top

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Latina leadership: Few Hispanic women executives in largest companies

  • Hispanic and Latina women make up just 1.6% of senior executives in the nation’s largest companies.
  • Of 92 companies in the S&P 100 reviewed by USA TODAY, 18 had no Latinas in senior executive positions.
  • Latinas are also underrepresented as managers (4.4%) and as professionals (3.2%), USA TODAY found.

When Geisha Williams took over PG&E in 2017, she was stunned to learn she was the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company. 

There hasn’t been another since.

Hispanic and Latina women make up just 1.6% of senior executives in the nation’s largest companies, according to a USA TODAY analysis of the S&P 100.

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