The First Female CEO In Google Images


This ten-year-old image is the first female face Google pulls up in an image search for “CEO.”

It can be found  down below ten rows of variations on Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and stock images of both male CEOs and paper signs that say “CEO”.  Several more all-male rows later, the first flesh-and-blood human woman is Debbie Cavalier — CEO and vice president of online learning and continuing education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

“The world needs more women CEOs, there is no doubt about that.” -Ms. Cavalier told the Cut

In Google Images’ results for CEO, only 11 percent of the results returned were women despite the fact that 27 percent of CEOs in the U.S. are female. This makes absolutely no sense.

Source: NY Mag | The Cut