Labor equality between men and women will not come until 2057

Real equality in the workplace will be reached in the year 2057 if the current trend of women's incorporation to relevant positions within companies is maintained, according to the report 'La mujer directive en España', carried out by the group Isotés, within the 'Women as leaders' program of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC).

This data "evidences a problem", since "the country can not afford to lose talent for so long", as PwC president Carlos Mas said, who also said that this report "will help to understand and to focus on the barriers that exist in women's access to management positions, as well as the mechanisms to overcome them ".

In the act, which took place this Tuesday in Madrid, has also participated the mayor of the capital, Ana Botella, who pointed out that in this field "we must act by self-conviction and not by imposition." In this sense, he has affirmed that the quotas of participation of the women within the company "are a shortcut", reason why "the most effective thing is to change the mentality".

"We can not lose talent, we women are half of the population and it would be foolish to waste half the talent of a society," said Botella. The mayor of Madrid has noted the low representation of women in the top management positions of companies, despite the fact that women make up more than half of university graduates and obtain better records.


Specifically, this report, which is based on a survey of more than 800 executives, shows that "in Spain 60 percent of graduates are women, who only represent 45 percent of the labor market, a figure that it falls to less than 10 percent in positions as CEOs, CEOs and company presidents. "

Therefore, Bottle has opted to promote a change of mentality and "work so that meritocracy and equal opportunities become the rules that govern the professional world." In this way, he concludes, "it will not do any kind of intervention", as is the case of quotas, which "imply a very high risk".

According to the data included in the report, Spain is below the average of the developed countries - situated at 12 percent - in terms of the presence of women on the Boards of Directors. Norway is the country where this evolution is most advanced, with 42 percent of women occupying high positions, "well above the next country, Sweden - 27 percent - with Portugal getting the most percentage low, with 2 percent.


In the case of Spain, only 5 percent of the presidency positions are held by women, increasing to 8 percent in senior management and 11 percent in the board of directors. Thus, the text concludes that "the presence of women in Boards of Directors is far from reaching the objectives established by the Equality Act for 2015", which included a female percentage of 40 percent of directors within the companies facing that date.

During the presentation of this report, a round table was held in which the president of DIA and CEO of Ideas4all, Ana María Llopis, the only woman president of some entity of the IBEX35, participated. This has affirmed that "of the positions rotating each year of counselors, it should be required that at least 40 percent be replaced by women".

"If we improve the percentage of female counselors, it will automatically improve the percentage of women in positions of the steering committee, because the female counselors will ask and demand their incorporation if they are absent," he added. Thus, Llopis states that "the change is irrevocable and inevitable and, therefore, whoever is ahead will have a competitive advantage".

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