Even after the glass ceiling yields, female executives find shaky ground

Research by Associate Professor Christine Shropshire examines the frequency activist investors target women CEOs.

2017 appeared to be a successful step forward for female executives, with the number of women leading Standard & Poor 500 companies at an all-time high. Although, research by Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Christine Shropshire found female CEOs face intense scrutiny by activist investors looking to make a financial or strategic shift. 

According to this post in The New York Times on Aug. 3, 2017: 

“We were astounded at the size of the gender effect in activist campaigns,” said Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Christine Shropshire.