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Female CEOs face a greater risk of sacking, even when their firm is doing well

Female CEOs are far more likely to be fired from their roles than their male counterparts, even when the firm they are leading is doing well – Pacific Standard reports.

This is according to a study from the University of Alabama, in which researchers searched through media reports to compile a database of CEOs who were dismissed between 2000 and 2014. "We classify a CEO departure as a dismissal when it is reported that the CEO is fired or forced out or resigns or leaves as a result of policy differences or pressure," the researchers explained.

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