Pop quiz: How many companies in the FTSE 100 and the SP 500 are led by women? Given the overall demographics of the UK and the US, it should be close to 50 percent – about 300 companies.
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In reality, however, a scant 33 companies are led by women. That's only 5.5 percent!
How do we account for such a disparity? There's no short answer, but there are a lot of factors at work here, as demonstrated by a new infographic from Towergate Insurance. Check it out for a closer examination of gender equality – or the lack thereof – at the top of the corporate ladder: