Leadership & Key Attributes of Successful UK Female Leaders


Some of the questions discussed:

Key UK & US Facts

From the FTSE Female Index, September 2000

Quotes from Computer Economics Inc

From The Women’s Unit – Facts and Figures 2000

The Harvard Business Review, Modest Manifesto for shattering the glass ceiling by Debra Meyerson & Joyce Fletcher

Marketing Business, April 2001, Quote from Miriam Catterall, Senior Lecturer at the Queen’s University of Belfast

The Observer, 25 March 2001, Why sexual equality is still a joke

US Leadership Statistics (extract from Women.Future Take Away Materials)

Women In Business

46.5% of U. S. labor force
49.5% of managerial and professional specialty positions
11.7% of Fortune 500 board directors
12.5% of Fortune 500 corporate officers… up from 11.9% in 1999

Women in Line Jobs
7.3% of line officers
(positions with profit and loss or direct client responsibility)
28.6% of all women corporate officers

Women Of Color
1.3% of corporate officers*

6 corporate officers are top earners*
10.3% of total female officers*

*Of the 400 companies for which Catalyst successfully obtained data on race/ethnicity


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