Proportion of businesses where a woman holds role worldwide 2014, by position

The statistic depicts the share of businesses where a woman holds role worldwide in 2014, by position. The survey revealed that 27 percent of businesses hire women as their human resource director.

Share of businesses where a woman holds role worldwide in 2014, by position

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Source

Release date

December 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

between September and December 2014

Number of respondents

5,404 respondents

Supplementary notes

The data in this report are drawn from 5,404 interviews conducted between September and December 2014 with chief executive officers, managing directors, chairmen and other senior decision-makers from all industry sectors in mid-market businesses in 35 economies. A further 20 in-depth interviews were conducted with business leaders from inside and outside Grant Thornton.The definition of mid-market varies across the world: in mainland China, we interview businesses with 100-1000 employees; in the United States, those with US$20m to US$2bn in annual revenues; in Europe, those with 50-499 employees. For the purposes of this research senior management is defined as those holding C-Suite jobs, such as chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) or chief finance officer (CFO), managing directors or partners

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