Thursday 18 January 2018

Women's rise up career ladder is far too slow

THE results of an Irish Independent study into the role Irish women play in key executive roles, in public and business life, should serve as a wake-up call. True, nobody could be under any illusions about how and why it is so much harder for women to climb the greasy career pole. But these statistics are stark.

Irish women hold less than one-fifth of the country's top jobs, according to the survey.

Conducted just after International Women's Day across 12 key sectors and covering thousands of senior executives, the study shows that Irish women account for just 18pc of the most influential professional roles in Ireland today.

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