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Gender equity elusive in Tennessee boardrooms

A new study of women in corporate leadership in Tennessee shows that gender equity remains elusive in the board rooms of the state’s publicly traded companies.

regal_MP_13099.jpgAmong many interesting findings, the study, “Women in Corporate Leadership: 2010 Census,” found that in 2009 only 8.3 percent of director positions in Tennessee’s public companies are held by women. The state labor force is about 48 percent female.

However, a handful of East Tennessee companies offered bright spots for gender equity advocates, the study found.

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