There are more women in leadership roles now, but challenges & biases still remain


The flurry of activity around Women’s Day has faded in companies. But the questions and challenges around getting more women into offices and retaining them there still need to be worked on throughout the year.

To be fair, there are some positives from the initiatives aimed at bringing more women into the workforce. A report by LONGHOUSE Consulting showed that 39% of the companies surveyed employed women in CXO positions. This overshot the global average of 32%.

The report — The State of Women Leadership Hiring in India — was based on internal talent data, career portals of employers, and year-on-year hiring trends. It said that some CXO roles had a higher percentage of women: 40% for chief financial officer (CFO) positions and 50% for HR director positions in India.

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