- Far fewer women were reported to have received C-suite and other very high-level corporate titles in January 2009 than in January 2008.
- The site WomeninBusiness listed 18 such hirings and promotions in the first month of 2009, compared with more than 50 a year earlier.
- There was some good news, though, in the appointment of two women as chief executive officers of leading companies: Carol Bartz at Yahoo! and Christina Norman at the Oprah Winfrey Network
- Among other companies that appointed women to top jobs in early 2009 were Ford, Ogilvy, Juniper Networks, TMP Worldwide, AIG, Travelocity, PPG, GE, Washington Post, Campbell Soup and Omnicom.
The WomeninBusiness monitoring of top postings for women in America