Gender Equity: long way to go
•Since 1940 there has been 156 female country leaders.
• Muldova, a country in Eastern Europe, has had the most female leaders, numbering 4 since 2008.
• The United States and Japan are the only two countries in the G7 that has never had a female leader.
• The longest serving female country leader has been Angela Merkel, Germany. (15 years and 259 days)
• The shortest serving country female country leader has been Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South Africa.
(14 hours as Acting President, but with no sitting President at the time).
• Only 8% of Fortune 500 companies have female leaders. That’s only 41 companies. (Up from 3 in 2001)
• Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health (4rth largest Fortune 500 company), is considered the most powerful global CEO, leading more than 300 000 colleagues.
• In 2008, Norway obliged listed companies to reserve at least 40% of their director seats for women or face dissolution.
• According to BWASA, only 20.7% of local directors and 29.4% of executive managers are women, with just 11.8% holding chairperson positions. (Signium Intelligence and Intuition)
• Currently, of all the companies listed on the JSE, a mere 3.31% of their CEOs are female. (PwC)
• The female representation at senior management and executive levels in South Africa is still on average only at 20% as reported in PwC’s REMchannel® July 2018 publication.
• The above study also showed that 61% of the females are remunerated below the median of the sample in comparison to 39% of males
• Kylie Jenner is the highest paid celebrity in the world in 2021, with Taylor Swift in second place
• The richest actor in the world in Jerry Seinfeld ($1bn) and the richest, self-made actress is Jessica Elba ($350bn)
• A 2018 Sports Illustrated article under the title “Who has won the most Wimbledon titles?, lists Roger Federer with 8 titles. Yet, Martina Navratilova won 9 titles.
This is a man’s world
But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing, not one little thing, without a woman or a girl*
He’s lost in the wilderness
He’s lost in bitterness, he’s lost lost
Courtesy of James Brown (It’s a man’s man’s man’s world)
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