Guess How Many Women Are On The 200 Highest-Paid CEOS List?

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Yesterday, The New York Times revealed the 200 highest-paid CEOs in American business of 2014, according to ratings compiled by the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings. Any guesses as to how many were female?

We'll end the suspense: 12. That's 6 percent. Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! is the first female to appear on the list, ranking in 14th place with a salary of $42.1 million. That's impressive, but it's also dismaying when you consider that the next woman to appear on the list, TJX's Carol Meyrowitz, is in 54th place.

Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman, PepsiCo's Indra K. Nooyi, IBM's Virgina M. Rometty, and Lockheed Martin's Marilyn A. Hewson are among the female CEOs who cracked the list, which is comprised of predominately white males.

Yes, it's thrilling to see these women head up some of the country's largest corporations. But, isn't it troubling to see so few females represented? 

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