While progress remains incremental, positive momentum is to be celebrated when, following the pandemic, a levelling off or even backward step might have been anticipated in this volatile environment.
We are pleased to share a roundup of the global and regional data from our research into the position of women in senior management across the world, and the progress towards gender parity in leadership.
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Numbers globally have remained above the 30% tipping point required to precipitate significant change for the second year in a row. The proportion of women in senior management has increased from 31% to 32% in 2022 and never dipped below the first recorded level.
In 2022, the region has closed the gap, moving closer to the positioning of other regions and reaching the tipping point of 30% of senior roles held by women – compared to 28% in 2021 and 23% in 2018.
This levelling off is reflected in all of the other regions, which have either remained stable – as in the case of North America, where numbers still stand at 33% – or seen a slight decrease, as in the European Union and Latin America.
Opening the door to diverse talent
As world economies experience a state of flux and traditional business models are challenged in favour of more fluid structures, different skills are increasingly required. So are you putting in place proactive policies to help access diverse skillsets, bring more women into senior roles and combat the talent shortage?
By opening up new ways to access female talent and retain senior women, organisations are creating a more inclusive, sustainable working environment. For more actions mid market business are taking to ensure employee engagement and inclusion download our 2022 Women in business report.