The 2012 Catalyst Census is in– and women are still poorly represented in the ranks of senior leadership in Canada’s Financial Post 500 companies.
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“Hot jobs” refer to the high-visibility projects, mission-critical roles, and international experiences that do most to advance the careers of talented employees regardless of gender. In a survey of 1,660 respondents, Catalyst found that more opportunities were given to men in these areas than women which helped shape the course of their careers.
The 2012 Global Gender Gap Report is in and it reveals that women in Nordic countries experience the benefits of a narrowing gender gap. Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden continued to hold the top four positions of the worldwide index of 135 countries that was introduced by the World Economic Forum six years ago in order to give an objective picture of gender-based disparities and provide a means of tracking their progress.
Women are dismally under-represented in corporate Asia, with only 6 percent of them seated on the boards and 8 percent on executive committees of 744 companies. Asia’s results are at rock bottom compared to the figures posted of women corporate leaders in Europe where 17 percent are in boards and 10 percent in executive committees, and in the United States where representation is at 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively.