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2021 sees more women in senior management positions in Greece

By GCT Team

According to the global survey of Grant Thornton “Women in Business: A window of opportunity”, the percentage of women in senior management positions in Greece is above the global average, at 33%.

The worldwide percentage is 31%. The fact that the percentage of women in senior management positions worldwide has increased is encouraging, given that the previous two years (2019 and 2020) it had remained unchanged at 29%.

At the same time, the percentage exceeded the 30% mark, which, according to surveys, is considered the minimum representation required to make a change in the business decision-making process.

According to the survey, in Greece, the percentage of women in senior management positions recorded a “jump” by nine percentage points in 2021, to 33% compared to 24% in 2020.

At the same time, the percentage of companies that do not employ any a women in a senior management position fell to 13% from 24% the previous year.

On the other hand, the fact that, while the percentage of companies in Greece that do not take steps to improve equal opportunities for both sexes in senior management positions has fallen to 53% in 2020 compared to 62% in 2019, it remains, in general, much higher than the world average (18%).

At the same time, Greek companies report that the actions they implement to improve gender equality are:

  • the creation of an inclusive culture (24%)
  • the possibility of flexible work (19%)
  • training programmes and coaching (19%)
  • ensuring access to business opportunities (17%)

At the same time, almost half of Greek companies (47%) agree that in their organisation, the new work practices that emerged as a result of Covid-19 will benefit the career path of women in the long run, while 30% maintain a neutral attitude towards issue.

Finally, about one in four companies (24%) agree that the new work practices that have emerged as a result of the pandemic have helped women play a more important role in leadership positions.

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