Women in Senior Management Setting Stage for Growth

Monday 14 November 2016

This report, based on the latest research from the International Business Report (IBR), explores the global shift in the number of women at the top of the business world and examines ways to make this growth permanent and parity possible.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • women hold 24% of senior management roles globally, a three point increase over the previous year
  • there has been a sharp rise in China, with 51% of senior management positions held by women, compared to 25% last year
  • the proportion of businesses employing women as CEOs has risen from 9% to 14%
  • education and talent management may work in tandem with flexible work arrangements, which 67% of respondents offer, to increase the number of women in top leadership
  • just 19% of board roles around the world are held by women
  • although quotas have been put into place around the globe to increase women’s participation in boards, 55% of respondents oppose such quotas.

Download the report below to find out more.