Media, news and events

In the news

The Wall Street Journal – Study Reveals Lack of Women on Latin American Boards

Women occupy fewer than 7% of board seats in Latin American companies, according to a recent Egon Zehnder study cited in an article by The Wall Street Journal. The study: “2016 Latin American Board Diversity Analysis”, reveals that 46.5% of the 155 Latin American companies surveyed had at least one woman on their board last year, versus 88.8% in Europe and 80.2% in the USA /Canada. Egon Zehnder consultant Cristina Manterola, who co-authored the study, explains why Latin America is lagging behind: “Europe and the USA have included this on the agenda. For them it is a relevant topic in terms of corporate governance.” Manterola also says that Latin American women need to carve their own path to the boardroom. She advises women leaders to look for jobs with financial responsibility, to raise their profile, speak in public and build up a network of contacts.

Full story: Luis Garcia: Pocas mujeres integran las juntas directovas de empresas in América Latina(“Few Women Make it Onto Executive Boards in Latin American Companies”) in The Wall Street Journal (21 March 2016).

Access the full 2016 Latin American Board Diversity Analysis here.
Read English translation of Wall Street Journal article here.

Related coverage:

Latin America – Study reveals significant lag in leadership gender diversity in staffingindustry.com (4 April 2016).

Constanza Morales: En Chile, solo el 8% de puestos directivos lo ocupan mujeres (“In Chile only 8% of board seats are occupied by women”) in La Tercera (2 April 2016).