The number of women in senior management positions across the world has increased by almost 20% since the start of the century.
In 2018, there were 2.1 million women in the top management roles in the world, according to a study by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
That’s up from 1.7 million in 2010, according a report released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The study found that in 2018, the top five jobs in the UN’s top 20 sectors were “executive and administrative functions”, “executing, organizing and leading staff”, “managing and overseeing programmes and activities”, and “assisting senior management in decision making and coordination”.
Here’s what that means: “Working as a senior executive or managing an organization, coordinating a team or carrying out project management are all key roles for women and men in today’s global economy.”
As we all know, women’s participation in the workforce is on the rise in the United States, according the report, and the UN said in its report that “women make up roughly 20% of the population of the United Nations, but account for approximately half of the work force.”
It also found that the percentage of women working in “non-executive” and “administrative” roles in UN-administered institutions increased by 8% and 2%, respectively, between 2018 and 2020.
(The United Nations has a very small workforce of around 1.2 million people, but its top managers are almost exclusively women.)
It’s no surprise then that there’s a lot of work for women to do in these roles, as these jobs often require a lot more than just a bit of legwork and a few extra bucks.
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