Julie Wainwright (C), CEO of The RealReal Inc. takes part in the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, June 28, 2019.
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The boom in initial public offerings this year has also been a boon for women chief executive officers.
Women chief executives represent 15 percent of the total CEOs that underwent IPOs in 2019 — according to data compiled by CNBC — the highest proportion for any year going back to at least 2014.
That proportion is triple the level of female CEOs in the Russell 3000, meaning that if the trend holds, it could help boost the percentage of women running public companies in America.
”It undeniably took extra courage to invest in these talented-though-female leaders a few years back,” said Lise Buyer, founder of Class V Group, a firm that advises…