1. Women CEOs Don't Get Paid Less Than Men in Big Business, They Make More

    Women CEOs Don't Get Paid Less Than Men in Big Business, They Make More

    Women in command of America's biggest businesses are reaping rich rewards. In an unusual reversal of the gender pay gap, female chief executives at some of the largest U.S. companies repeatedly outearn their male counterparts. Last year, 21 female CEOs received a median compensation package of $13.8 million, compared with the $11.6 million median for 382 male chiefs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of S&P 500 leaders who held the job a full year...

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    1. Boards don't want to shortchange their female CEO in today's environment, when pay equality is such an issue.
    2. The board of a company with excellent shareholder returns and operational results likely will reward the CEO more, regardless of gender.
    3. Meg's target compensation has remained unchanged over the past three years.
    4. Turnaround CEOs always get a premium because a turnaround is hard.
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