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Startups with a female executive in the U.S. 2020

In 2020, there were more women in the CEO position than any other executive position for startups in the United States. A reported 14 percent of US startups had a female CEO, and a further nine percent of startups reported having a female head of human resources. For head of sales, only three percent of startups had a woman fill this executive position.

Share of startups with a woman in an executive position in the United States in 2020

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

October and November 2019

Number of respondents

691 respondents

Special properties

U.S.-based startup executives

Supplementary notes

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