New study reveals key qualities of CEOs who are women

November 15, 20171 minute read

New research, conducted by the Korn Ferry Institute and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, set out to determine what qualities drive the successful women who make up 6% of CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies.

The study is part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100×25 initiative, which has targeted having 100 women leading Fortune 500 companies by 2025. Korn Ferry’s portion of the initiative is called the CEO Pipeline Project.

Korn Ferry analyzed interviews with 57 women who currently are or previously have been CEOs at Fortune 1000 companies. Key findings include:

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