Ibec calls for action to tackle gender ‘segregation’

Number of women in senior management in IT, manufacturing engineering remains low, study by employers’ group finds

5th November, 2019
The proportion of female chief executives rose from 8 per cent in 2001 to 16 per cent in 2018 Picture: Getty

Companies in industries with low numbers of female managers should do more to tackle stereotypes, Ibec has said.

A study by the employers’ group found that the number of women in leadership roles in IT, manufacturing and engineering remained low. This was despite the proportion of female chief executives rising from 8 per cent in 2001 to 16 per cent in 2018.

The number of women at “head of function” level in IT was 17 per cent last...

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