Number of women in top jobs stagnates
An annual report on the number of women in top positions at Switzerland’s biggest companies says barely any women joined management boards in 2015. The Swiss executive headhunter Guido Schilling looks at the numbers and positions of women in the top companies in Switzerland every year, this year 119 companies were featured. In the 2016 report, Schilling said that only 4% of new members of management boards were female. The number of women on these boards had stayed the same as the previous year, at 6%. Back in 2005, the first year the report was published, that figure was 4%. In the latest survey, Schilling re-affirmed his position that gender diversity in top roles in companies is something that involves a “generation” change. “It will take years for the female talent on the lower and middle management level to make the jump to management boards,” he said in a statement released alongside the report on Tuesday. Schilling added that investing in ambitious women ...
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