Women in Senior Management = 24%

Women comprise 24% of senior management roles globally and 22% in the US, per a Grant Thornton International Business Report which draws on approximately 6,700 respondents.

Female board members and the bottom line

As of April 2012, 15% of Fortune 500 boards have one or more female members.¬†Organizations with boards which are characterized by 30% gender diversity “outperform those with no women by a wide margin measured through multiple metrics” [Source: SmartBlog on Leadership].

This poses a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum: are organizations more efficacious because of their gender-diverse boards [...]

1 billion women

“Almost 1 billion women will enter the global economy for the first time in the coming decade…fundamentally shifting how the world works.”

From, “How one billion women will shake the business world.”

 

Promoting Women (Promoting Themselves)

Women are not promoted as frequently or as far as men are. How much of this is attributable to circumstance, prejudice, or women’s preference?

“Women who are offered promotions ‘generally feel they need to know 80% to 90% of their current job before they feel ready to step up into a new role,’ she says. [...]