The World Economic Forum reports that women account for just 24% of senior roles at the highest levels of corporate leadership worldwide
Women have been increasingly undertaking crucial roles, but there are still not enough women in leadership/ management positions. Women leaders that that DH talked to suggest that there has been a change in perception over the years, the road to equality, however, appears to be a long one.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) reports that women account for just 24% of senior roles at the highest levels of corporate leadership worldwide. Even fewer are CEOs of the world’s largest corporations. Things are particularly worrying in India, with women accounting for only 14% of leadership roles among India’s senior officials. It puts India at 136th in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index.
It’s the mindset that needs to be changed, say Gayathri Vivekanandan, CEO of Ideas2IT. Gayathri has been appointed as the CEO of the software company just two months ago. “Women should be told from the beginning that they can be leading a company. When women are young in their careers, they should be able to believe that they can become CEOs and COOs. There should not be a mental block.”
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