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How are women doing in gaining access to senior leadership roles?

by Barbara Beane

Date published: April 27, 2016

March celebrates Women’s History Month in the United States. March 8, 2016 is International Women’s Day. As we celebrate women’s lives and work, how are they doing in gaining access to the positions of power and decision-making? What criteria might we use to judge? Here’s some statistics to sharpen your thinking!

United States businesses making little progress in advancing women


Women in senior management roles in other countries

Where are women leaders working—mostly—in the United States?


“The lack of significant progress during the past decade for U.S. women in senior management is disappointing. Companies have been talking the talk on gender equality for decades, but still too few are walking the walk,” said Erica O’Malley, Grant Thornton LLP’s national managing partner of Diversity & Inclusion. “U.S. businesses must take steps now to eradicate gender bias and shift expectations around the role of women, which have contributed to success in other economies when it comes to advancing women.”

Source: Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) (2015), a survey of more than 5,400 business leaders in 36 economies.






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