The highest-paid female CEO still made less than half of what was given to the highest-paid male CEOs, according to an analysis of executive pay by the Wall Street Journal.Sure, there are a lot of ways to reorient the comparison to try to make the gap look smaller, but it's difficult because the number of female CEOs is so small. And isn't that telling in itself? At a certain point, no matter how much you can in theory find a way to explain away, if you're always trying to explain away the same thing, maybe the answer is that it's a problem that should actually be fixed.
CEO of TJX Carol Meyrowitz, which owns T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, was the highest-paid woman in the survey and gets a compensation package of $20.6 million. The top-paid male executive, Lawrence Ellison of Oracle, gets a package valued at $76.9 million, more than three and a half times more. Meyrowitz ranks at number 27 on the list of 300 in terms of top pay.
Also, too, women are more likely to be forced out from the few CEO jobs they get.