Dealscape: Getting the balance right for women in business

Last year, just 12 of the Fortune 500 companies had a female chief executive, highlighting the low level of women represented at senior levels of the world's largest companies.

29th September, 2012
Tricia Balfe, Nomos Software; Chris Horne, founder, Iona Technologies; Michael Moriarty, Enterprise Ireland; Donal Duffy, Bank of Ireland; and Daniel McCaughan, Kernel Capital. Photo: Jason Clarke

Last year, just 12 of the Fortune 500 companies had a female chief executive, highlighting a disproportionately low level of women represented at senior levels of the world's largest companies.

This pattern of lower female representation is reflected throughout the business world.

The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Ireland, released this week, confirmed that Irish men were more likely to be early stage entrepreneurs than Irish women by a ratio of 2.5 to one.

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