04 March 2021
While overall the numbers remain low, gender equality is increasing. 41 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list currently have female CEOs compared to only 33 in 2019 and 24 in 2018. Furthermore, in the public sector, 2020 has proven to be a strong year with more women elected to high office around the world.
However, the pandemic has intensified some of the challenges women face in the workplace. One in three mothers have considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers for reasons relating to the current circumstances (McKinsey report 2020).