December 3, 2020
By: Dina Al Mahdy
WoEgypt: Do you think Women are underrepresented in executive positions?
Rania Abdalla:Many women reached high careers in all sectors and industries, some are holding leadership/executive positions, e.g. ministers, board positions, CEOs. In Egypt females represent 48.5% of the total population. We have 8 female ministers which represents 24% of the cabinet. Also, women occupy 90 seats in the parliament. I personally believe there is a significant development in this area and surely there is room for more.
A 2019 survey bycatalyst.orgshowed that 29% of global executive roles are held by women. It’s the highest percentage of women holding senior management roles ever on record. The survey also showed that 87% of large companies have at least one woman in a senior management role.
Furthermore, over the past 50 years, 68 of 153 countries have had a female head…
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