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Sep 09, 2013

Biotech Tool Provider CEOs: Boys’ Club?

GEN recently posted a list of 20 current or former CEOs of life sciences tools and technologies providers who led their companies for at least part of 2012, ranked by their "total compensation" last year. These former CEOs are all men. Why aren’t there more female CEOs on our list?

Why do you think there aren’t more women on our list of biotech tool provider CEOs?

Glass ceiling/It’s a man’s world
 
  36.2%
Lack of appropriate mentoring opportunities
 
  20.5%
Women interested more in work/life balance
 
  33.1%
Other
 
  10.2%

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