Women Rise to Power

Women participation in managerial positions has increased considerably, although there are discrimination barriers left.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A 2008 report by OECD explains that there is still a big gender gap in corporate management positions. However, this gap keeps getting smaller.

Women going up in the corporate ladder can be explained by economic and cultural changes, analyzed by Guadalupe Hernández in her article in Elsalvador.com.

"Employers around the world have acknowledged that women have better managerial skills and engage less in power struggles, in addition to having a more global vision. These elements have contributed to success in many companies. Beyond this recognition, it is known that many multinational corporations have a gender quota for executive positions".

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