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There are 29 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that are all male in decision-making roles, with no women on the board of directors or among the top five highest-paid officers, according to Bloomberg Rankings. They range from America's largest maker of uniforms, Cintas (CTAS), to the company that produces Animal Planet and the Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Communications (DISCA).
There are 47 companies, or 9.4 percent of the S&P 500, that have no women on the board of directors, according to Bloomberg Rankings. This list further narrowed that number to 29 companies by excluding companies with at least one woman among the highest-paid executives listed on the company proxy. For example, Philadelphia-based retailer Urban Outfitters (URBN) did not make our ranking because while it does not have any women on the board of directors, two of the highest-paid executives on the company proxy—Wendy Wurtzburger and Wendy McDevitt—are women.