Towards the top – This is how women work in corporate management teams
Women are still in the minority in companies’ management teams, but their share is growing. Currently, three out of ten (31 %) decision-makers in companies’ management teams are women, says a recent survey by the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA.
About 40 % of the companies report that the number of female managers have increased in the past five years. Some 57 % reported the number had remained unchanged, and only about 5 % reported a decrease in the number.
In EVA’s survey, Finnish business leaders believe that a more balanced presence of both genders is beneficial to the company. However, the respondents cringe at strict, standardized mechanism, based e.g. on percentage shares, or deadlines to increase equality. Quotas for women are dismissed outright.
The survey was answered by 1 175 Finnish business leaders.