[IMGCAP(1)]The gender scale of the workforce that makes up the accounting profession has officially tipped in favor of women, with more than half of all accountants being women (53 percent). What has not yet tipped in women’s favor are the statistics around women holding leadership positions.
Despite an ever-increasing number of women in the global workplace, women hold a mere 10 percent of executive or leadership positions, according to a report last year by Saundra Stroope and Bonnie Hagemann. Out of Fortune 500 companies, only 3 percent are currently led by women.
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