The Equileap Report "2020 Gender Equality in the U.S." assesses the leading 500 S&P companies

Posted on December 9th, 2020

This special report presents the key findings and interesting insights from the evaluation of the leading S&P 500 companies on gender equality in the workplace and health care benefits in the U.S.

The assessment of the leading S&P 500 companies in the United States was conducted in four areas: Gender balance in Leadership & Workforce, Equal Compensation & Work-life Balance, Policies promoting Gender Equality and Commitment, Transparency & Accountability. The companies with the highest gender equality scores are highlighted in this report as the top 25 companies leading the way in creating a gender-equal workplace.

General Motors is the best-performing S&P 500 company, with an equality rate of 71%.

Here are some of the key findings of the evaluation presented in the charts above.

  • Only 8% of all Chair, CEO and CFO positions at S&P 500 companies are occupied by women
  • 91% of companies do not publish their gender pay gap
  • 213 of the S&P 500 companies offer two weeks or more of paid maternity carer leave
  • Companies from the Financial and Healthcare sectors are over-represented in the Top 25


Read the full report here.

Source: Equileap, Global & Special Reports, “2020 Gender Equality in the U.S.”, 8 December, 2020.

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