We are making progress, but it’s too slow. That is the key finding of the sixth edition of Deloitte’s “Women in the Boardroom” report, which found that women hold only 16.9% of board seats worldwide.

Harvard Business Review has taken a closer look at the study’s results. One of the main obstacles to global diversity at the board level is the inconsistent efforts in individual countries. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Another obstacle is the lack of women in senior leadership positions: globally, they hold only 4.4% of CEO positions and just 12.7% of CFO positions. Since these roles often serve as a stepping stone to board positions, increasing the representation of women in the C-suite is crucial to boosting the number of women in corporate leadership.

The full study is available here: https://lnkd.in/eZxrjG3W

herVIEW - Natascha Hoffner

Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 20.03.2020