Gender Inequality

The boardroom still has a gender gap: Here’s what it looks like - and how to fix it

Female leadership is increasing, but the gender gap still needs to be closed. Image: Unsplash/Keren Levand

Iman Ghosh

Author, Visual Capitalist


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The number of female leaders grows every year, but more representation is still needed for women. Image: MSCI ESG Research LLC

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In a 'business-as-usual' scenario, it's likely to take 9 years for women to reach 30% representation on boards. Image: MSCI ESG Research LLC as of Oct. 30, 2020.
There is currently more representation of women in CFO roles due to emerging market companies. Image: MSCI ESG Research LLC as of Oct. 30, 2020.

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