CEOs are quitting at record rates, and women are twice as likely as men to leave


CEOs are quitting at record rates, and the small share of women at the very top are leaving the fastest.

Global CEO turnover spiked in the first quarter of 2024, with 52 departures and 68 new appointments among companies tracked in global stock indices such as the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and others. That’s according to the latest quarterly turnover index from Russell Reynolds Associates, a leadership advisory firm.


What the analysis refers to as “failed CEO appointments,” or CEOs lasted less than two years, accounted for 15% of outgoing CEOs in early 2024. But turnover rates are worse for women.



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