• Carol Vallone Mitchell

You Don’t Think Like I Do: Why Activist Investors Target Female CEOs

Updated: Feb 11

There is evidence that female chief executives are more likely to be the target of activist investors. Christine Shropshire, an associate professor of management at Arizona State, found that when controlling for other reasons that investors target companies, there is significant more activism toward female CEOs. “All else held equal, female CEOs have a 27% likelihood of facing activism, while their male counterparts have a near zero predicted likelihood of being targeted.”

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