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Few Women Lead Audits of S&P 500 Companies: Survey (1)

Sept. 21, 2018, 4:42 PMUpdated: Sept. 21, 2018, 7:22 PM

More women lead the audits of S&P 500 companies at Deloitte LLP than any other Big Four firm, but overall women nab just a fraction of those lucrative assignments compared to their male colleagues.

Women oversaw the audits of 15 percent of S&P 500 companies, and just 11 percent of those in the S&P 100, according to 2017 audit engagement partner data reviewed by the CFA Institute, which serves investment managers.

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