Activist investors are more likely to try and oust female CEOs

"Controlling for other reasons investors target certain firms, our models show that gender alone explains significant activism specifically toward female CEOs," Shropshire said in a statement. "All else held equal, female CEOs have a 27% likelihood of facing activism, while their male counterparts have a near zero predicted likelihood of being targeted," she said.  http://www.fastcompany.com/3062769/female-ceos-are-more-likely-to-be-targeted-by-shareholder-activism