2013
Author: 
Grant Thornton
Publisher: 
London: Grant Thornton International Ltd
Pages: 
12
Type: 
Report
Area of focus: 
Data Story

This report presents a "year in review" summary of progress towards gender diversity in senior management, based on the results of Grant Thornton's 2013 International Business Review. It presents and discusses diversity statistics from various countries around the world, including recent figures in support of the business case, and finds that many (but not all) developing or emerging economies have seen improvement.

Cultural perceptions and expectations remain an obstacle for women in several countries, and other obstacles to women's advancement are discussed. The report posits that education, talent management and the provision of flexible working arrangements are most beneficial to increasing numbers of women in top leadership.