Number of women in top job grows, but it's a slow climb upwards
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The number of women in top jobs is growing slowly in the 203 companies signed up to the government's Charter Talent to the Top introduced in 2008, the Telegraaf reports.
In 2011, the number of women at the top of companies and organisations grew from 17.8% to 18.5%. Most of them are to be found in employers' or workers' organisations, trade, hospitality and healthcare, according to research by the government's socio-cultural policy unit SCP.
At around half of the companies, the number of top women grew. A third saw the number fall.
The research also shows that the number of top women in some sectors is much higher in companies signed up to the charter. In the financial sector, for instance, 16% of top jobs are done by women in signed-up companies, while companies that are not signatories manage just 6%.
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