Why Women CEOs Get Fired More Often

Women chief executives are forced out more often than men because of the "glass cliff" effect: They are more often appointed to handle crises.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The consulting company Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.) has found, after a study of corporate leadership transitions, that female chief executives get forced out of office more often than men.

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