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Do Activist Investors Target Female C.E.O.s?

by Andrew Ross Sorkin | Feb 23, 2015   ()

Indra K. Nooyi. Marissa Mayer. Ellen J. Kullman. Irene B. Rosenfeld. Meg Whitman. Mary T. Barra.

What do these women have in common? They are the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies: PepsiCo, Yahoo, DuPont, Mondelez, Hewlett-Packard and General Motors. But they also share something else. In recent years their companies have been targeted by activist investors and other vocal shareholders seeking to make changes.

Is that a coincidence?

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Source: The New York Times

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