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Number of women in boardrooms rises

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 8, 2019

There are slightly more women in Swiss company boardrooms now than there were last year – but the country is still not doing as well as other European countries.

Pixabay Number of women in boardrooms rises

Women make up 9% of board members, up from 7% the year before, according to the Schilling HR company.

It's now the highest it's ever been.

But women tend not to stay in the position for long. The average length of time is 3 and a half years, but for men its almost seven years.

But there is some encouragement when looking at the numbers of women in senior management roles. 18% of managers are women in the private sector.

Analysts say it may be due to women taking on more roles in service departments, such as communications and HR. These roles are not normally represented on the board.



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