Women's Presence at the Top of the Large Companies

Percentage of Women in CEO Positions Worldwide

6%
women
94%
men

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The Official Board – July 2013

Women's presence by continents

In the CEO role

North America

6%

Europe

5%

Asia

8%

South America

3%

Africa

6%

Oceania

6%

In the Board of Directors

Africa

14%

Asia

12%

Europe

14%

North America

11%

Oceania

13%

South America

6%

On Board of Directors + Management

Africa

16%

Asia

11%

Europe

16%

North America

16%

Oceania

15%

South America

10%

Women's presence on Board of Directors +
Management in the top 12 economies

Women's presence on Board of Directors and
in the CEO role in the top 12 economies

In the Board of Directors

In the CEO role

Women's presence split by industries

Board + Management

Board of Directors

CEO role

Media

Is the best industry for women’s presence on executive teams.

Media
23% 16% 11%

health care

18% 13% 8%

service

18% 14% 7%

finance

16% 13% 7%

Entertainment

16% 11% 5%

consumer goods

15% 14% 8%

transportation

14% 13% 5%

agriculture

14% 11% 3%

high-tech

13% 10% 6%

manufacturing

11% 10% 4%

Women's presence in Board + Management

Top 10 countriesTop 10 countries

  1. FIRST ONE

    Slovenia

    28%
  2. Bulgaria 27 %
  3. Ukraine 26 %
  4. Romania 25 %
  5. Norway 24 %
  6. Kenya 24 %
  7. Serbia 24 %
  8. Philippines 23 %
  9. Sweden 21 %
  10. Finland 21 %

10 lowest countries 10 lowest countries

  1. Mexico 8 %
  2. Egypt 8 %
  3. United Arab Emirates 7 %
  4. Chile 7 %
  5. Kuwait 7 %
  6. Bahrain 7 %
  7. Pakistan 6 %
  8. Japan 4 %
  9. Qatar 3 %
  10. LAST ONE

    Saudi Arabia

    2%

Executive Women's Roles

Executive Women's Roles
10%

PEOPLE

HR, quality, health, security & environment.

5%

TECHNICAL

IT, R&D, medical, manufacturing, operations, supply chain, engineering…

25%

BOARD

Chairman of the board or member of the board.

3%

CEO

The boss of the company.

7%

CORPORATE

Secretary, legal & real estate.

15%

DEVELOPMENT

Sales, communication, marketing, development, customer service, digital…

14%

FINANCE

CFO, treasurer, risk, credit, accounting, investor relations & administration.

21%

MANAGEMENT

Senior management, regional management & miscellaneous management.

More about the sample

Coverage:

We estimate that globally about 55,000 companies are making over 100 Mi$ in annual revenue worldwide. We have surveyed the 38,000 largest ones (70 %).

Data collection:

Every day, we update about 2,000 executive contacts, thanks to our web movement detector and the fantastic work of our 10 full-time experts. In addition, our 270,000 registered members scrutinize our org charts and update when necessary (wiki). Each update (name, role and reporting line) on an org chart is moderated and checked directly by email with each listed executive. The collection of data began 4 years ago.

Male or Female:

3 great computer-engineering students from the prestigious Ecole Centrale de Paris have determined the gender of CEO's by matching our executive first names with an external database(1) giving the sex for 55,000 first names worldwide. This has been complemented by native speakers to provide a recognition rate of over 87%, which is statistically valid.

(1) Created by Jörg MICHAEL available clicking here


Why we did it?

Most existing surveys focus on Fortune 1000 or on the Board and N-1 of the largest listed companies in the main economies. We thought that including the public and private companies in 200 countries would bring something new to the debate. The vast sample size makes this survey the most comprehensive survey on the topic, to our knowledge.

How can you contribute to the next edition?

Please do not hesitate to add a company or an executive that we may have missed on The Official Board.

Special thanks:

to Allan, Audrey, Bao, Hung, Jechuang, Jean, Jean-Luc, Joël, François, Judy, Kiyomi, Maxim, Meriem, Mouad, Nhan, Sahar, Samia, Samiha, Sana, Stephane, Thierry and Willy for their great contributions.


More about our Data Sample (38,000 companies, making over 100M$).

6 continents

A few data on the sample (38,000 companies, making over 100M$) 6 continents

Split in 10 industries

MANUFACTURING 28%
HIGH TECH 19%
SERVICE 18%
FINANCE 15%
HEALTH CARE 5%
CONSUMER GOODS 5%
TRANSPORTATION 4%
MEDIA 3%
ENTERTAINMENT 2%
AGRICULTURE 1%

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