Women's Presence at the Top of the Large Companies

August 2014

9%
women
91%
men

Percentage of Women in CEO Positions Worldwide

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Women's presence by continents

North America

%

Europe

%

Asia

%

South America

%

Africa

%

Oceania

%

Women's presence on Senior 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

Split in 10 industries

Senior Management

Board of Directors

CEO

Media

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

Media
28 % 18 % 15 %

health care

23 % 16 % 12 %

service

22 % 17 % 12 %

finance

21 % 14 % 10 %

Entertainment

20 % 10 % 7 %

consumer goods

18 % 14 % 10 %

transportation

16 % 14 % 11 %

agriculture

17 % 10 % 9 %

high-tech

16 % 10 % 8 %

manufacturing

13 % 10 % 5 %

Women’s presence split by industry sectors

%
CEO
%
Board of Directors
%
Senior Management

Each dot represents one of the 94 industry sectors.
Each industry dot size is proportional to the women’s presence in the CEO position.

Women’s presence on Board of Directors and Senior Management
in the top 100 economies

Top 10 countriesTop 10 countries

  1. FIRST ONE

    Latvia

    34%
  2. Slovenia 31 %
  3. Jamaica 31 %
  4. Estonia 31 %
  5. Kazakhstan 29 %
  6. Iceland 29 %
  7. Finland 28 %
  8. Bulgaria 27 %
  9. Kenya 27 %
  10. Slovakia 26 %

10 lowest countries 10 lowest countries

  1. Bangladesh 10 %
  2. Oman 10 %
  3. Kuwait 10 %
  4. Bahrain 9 %
  5. Mexico 9 %
  6. Pakistan 8 %
  7. Chile 7 %
  8. Qatar 5 %
  9. Saudi Arabia 4 %
  10. LAST ONE

    Japan

    2%

Women Presence by Executive Roles Globally

Board

15
Member of the Board
8
CEO
6
Chairperson of the Board

Finance

35
VP Investor Relations
26
VP Accounting
24
VP Control
24
VP Administration
19
VP Risk
19
VP Credit
18
VP Finance
15
CFO

Corporate

31
Secretary
26
VP Legal
14
VP Real Estate

People

33
VP Human Resources
21
VP HSEQ

Development

44
VP Communication
31
VP Customer Relations
29
VP Marketing
21
VP Digital
21
VP Design
19
VP Distribution
18
VP Procurement
15
VP Services
15
VP Development
14
VP Sales
14
VP Product

General Management

18
VP Country (e.g. Brazil)
16
General Manager (N-2)
13
General Manager (N-1)
12
VP Local Area (e.g. California)
10
VP Region (e.g. APAC)

Technical

19
VP Medical
16
VP IT
14
VP Operations
13
VP Technical
12
VP R&D
12
VP Supply Chain
9
VP Manufacturing
8
VP Engineering
8
VP Exploration

More about the sample


This survey is the product of 18 months of research by The Official Board and assesses and reports on the presence of women in executive teams (Board, N-1, N-2) of companies with over $100 million in annual revenue.

As part of this research, we assessed the presence of women executives in 50,000 companies across 94 industry sectors in over 200 countries from our real-time, proprietary executive database as of August 1, 2014. From these 50,000 companies, we have compiled over 408,000 executives with their gender across 40 different executive roles.


6 continents

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

Split in 10 industries

MANUFACTURING 26%
HIGH TECH 19%
SERVICE 19%
FINANCE 16%
HEALTH CARE 5%
CONSUMER GOODS 5%
TRANSPORTATION 4%
MEDIA 3%
ENTERTAINMENT 2%
AGRICULTURE 1%

About The Official Board

The Official Board is a membership site that maintains one of the world’s most comprehensive database directories of global corporate organizational charts and executive personnel biographies. Its services are utilized by 98% of Fortune 1000 companies.

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