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Promotion of Female Executive: An Executive´s Tough Decision C16-13-001 This case was written by Professor Jay Paul Kermit Pence Dudgeon It was prepared solely to provide material for class discussion. Some of the names have been modified to protect the privacy of the people or institutions envolved. C.R. © Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Av. General Ramón Corona No. 2514, Col. Nvo. México, Zapopan, Jalisco, 45140, México. ITESM prohibits any form of reproduction, storage or transmittal without its written permission. Centro Internacional de Casos Revision date: May 3 th , 2007 T ecnológico de Monterrey Last revision: May 4 th , 2007 Esteban was the administrative general manager of a large Mexican engineering firm based in Queretaro, Mexico, called MoCorp, S.A. de C.V. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MoCorp, Matt Montoya, had charged Esteban with forming a committee to review internal promotions and selections, especially the manager position at the new plant in Hermosillo, Sonora. Moreover, Mr. Montoya had emphasized to Esteban that of MoCorp´s 12 managerial level executives, none were women, and it would be “nice” if the new manager was female. MoCorp´s mission statement claimed that equity was one of its core values, and that discrimination of any type was anathema to the policies of the corporation. Thus, there were some grumblings among the female employees that the mission was not being fulfilled in terms of the place and role of woman in the company: while none of the executives were women, all of the secretaries were female. Although women constitute over 51% of the population in Mexico, the female Mexican executive is underrepresented. Over 70% of all female workers in Mexico are relegated to the service or commercial sector. 1 Of 502,116 executives in Mexico, only 14.25% are female, and only 7.1% receive a salary that is ten times more than the minimum wage. 2 And of every one of these female executives that do receive a salary more than ten times the minimum wage, there are 18 male executives. 3 In a recent study of professional Mexican women, it was discovered that in the 103 most powerful Mexican companies, only four had women on their Executive Board´s, and only 13 had females in middle level management positions. 4 By comparison, over 81% the Forbes 500 companies in the U.S. had females on their Executive Boards during the same time period. 5
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