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Women in Business

Women are still lagging behind when it comes to leadership roles in business. The causes for the underrepresentation of women in decision-making processes and positions are multiple and complex. The main reasons are traditional gender roles and stereotypes, the lack of support for women and men to balance care responsibilities with work, and the prevalent political and corporate cultures.Today, only 26 women are in CEO roles at Fortune 500 companies, making up 5.2% of the female population, according to a report by Pew Research. The stats stay virtually the same for women CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies at 5.4%, showing that there is little movement of women making up these high-ranking positions as company leaders.

Partner in charge: Stefania Baroncelli

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Accessing capital continues to be the greatest challenge for women business owners globally. Want to learn how to change that? Watch this WEEMPOWER webinar.

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