You would think that in a modern world that values and inequality are bridging a gap to become more equal, but this is not exactly the case. In the workplace, there is still a substantial difference to how women’s work experiences and skills are perceived which still has them earning much less on the same job position as a male employee. So why does this problem still exist?
Recently, Towergate Insurance looked into the question Is there equality for Female CEOs. Some of the topic areas that were examined were gender, age, earning capacity, experience level, family planning, stress, the senior motivation for management and perceptions of change.
In the graphic, you have the chance to participate in a quiz that looks at how many women are managing companies in the FTSE 100 and S&P 500, out of 600 take a guess on how many you think are led by women; this will help you understand the female CEO business workplace.
So how can companies improve equality? If a strong performing female is looking to have a family during her career surely a company in the modernised world we live in be able to work out a beneficial solution to for them both and not stall her path forward with challenges. Many companies are now starting to implement onsite child care facilities that aid female workers to hold on to their talented staff. These kind of initiatives are what drive an innovative business forward while holding on to their top talent.
There is a place at the top of the hierarchy for women in business and women in business with children. There are more women today than there ever before who are driving companies forward. In our business landscape, they are good examples for others to learn from. Just some of those women are the likes of Meg Whitman at the age of 60 has a net worth of 2.2 billion USD and two children. At the age of 54 is Mary Barra, a top CEO with two children and there are female CEOs without children.
To understand equality, the gaps and the current state at the top executive level, take a look at the data graphic below.
Infographic by: www.towergateinsurance.co.uk