Women are steadily gaining ground as business leaders and entrepreneurs, with the percentage of women executives in Greece totaling 21.07% in 2015, up from 19.6% a year earlier, a survey by ICAP showed on Wednesday.
The survey said that governments around the world are trying to encourage business activity among women, through plans, incentives and promotion actions and noted that despite a recent increase women still remained a minority among business leaders.
ICAP presented three different company-groups in its survey: the total of 23,968 companies on which the survey was based, companies run by women (5,049 companies run by a woman CEO, managing director or manager) and Top 500 LWiB (the leading 500 companies measured by their turnover in 2014) run by women and presented in detail in the Leading Women in Business 2015 report.
In Greece, the biggest portion of companies run by women is focused on small or very small enterprises. Stamatina Panteleou, Financial Survey Director, ICAP, said that the performance of Greek companies run by female executives are clearly better compared with the performance of all companies, with more characteristic the impressive improvement in profitability recorded in 2014/2013.”