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Women in Management Positions
What percentage of management positions are filled by women?
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About the data

This metric covers one of the requirements under PF indicator 20.1 of the Poverty Footprint Tool.* It is part of the 5th Poverty Dimension, gender and diversity, which refers to equal access to jobs, training, advancement, benefits, and other rights for women and minorities, as well as opportunities to maintain cultural identity. Diversity and gender are cross-cutting themes that permeate into all other poverty indicators.** More specifically, within this dimension, this particular indicator addresses the category Diversity, Cultural Rights and Right to Freedom from Discrimination.

This indicator, furthermore, falls under the 3rd Corporate area Dimension, institutions and policy, which refers to how the company’s actions regarding institutions and policy affect the well-being of people living in developing countries. It considers the effects of lobbying, direct investment, procurement and distribution practices in relation to the development of institutions (such as producer organizations, unions, social networks, women’s groups) and policies that focus on trade, finance, education, rule of law, and health.

Researchers may find the the percentage of management positions filled by women by reviewing company statements for search terms like "female representation", "female employees", "female workers", "women", and ''gender diversity" to determine whether the company in question publicly discloses this information.

Likely sources of information: Annual Reports, CSR Reports, the company website.

If found, cite the correct source and include the page number where the information can be found and any additional context in the Comments field.

The Poverty Footprint guideline suggests the following methodology for companies:

  • survey management
  • consider using secondary research to identify topics such as
    • local patterns of discrimination (structural and informal)
    • available gender analyses and gender impact studies
    • country laws and rights that address vulnerable groups (e.g., indigenous peoples, women, etc.)
Value Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Sustainability Report
Aggregate Data Report