Number Of Women GCs In Fortune 500 Hits New High: Survey

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The number of women holding top legal positions at Fortune 500 companies has more than doubled in the last decade as a result of growing transparency and a greater focus on diversity in corporate legal departments, according to Minority Corporate Counsel Association President and CEO Joseph K. West.

Women now hold general counsel positions at 21 percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies, hitting a new high of 108 women general counsel in 2011, according to the latest findings in MCCA’s annual survey released earlier this month....
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