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Report on role of firms & govts. in supporting more women in business leadership roles

"Women in business: the path to leadership - Grant Thornton International Business Report 2015", 2015

The proportion of senior roles held by women has barely changed over the past decade. Eastern Europe leads the way, and there has been some progress in Europe, but Japan, India and Germany remain at the bottom of the rankings...We outline 12 recommendations to help smooth the path for women into business leadership roles...[For example, businesses should] make a top-level commitment to support women leaders...[Governments should] consider mandating quotas for women on boards...For over a decade Grant Thornton has published the proportion of business leadership roles held by women. Every year the result disappoints...[Refers to Apple, Barclays, Facebook, Google, HP]