More women are making it into senior management roles than at any time since 2010, with 24% of senior management roles now filled by women. Unfortunately, the United States lags the global average with 20% of top jobs held by women according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report. The report was released on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day 2013.
Francesca Lagerberg, incoming global leader of Tax at Grant Thornton International Ltd, said of the report: “In the absence of quotas, what will ultimately spur businesses on to include more women in senior roles is the belief that their performance will improve and their growth will be healthier if they do so. What our research shows is that it is good practice, and those regions adopting it are currently outperforming those who are not.”