Women executives in Spain

Women occupy 1 in 5 high level posts in Spanish companies

A study by Axesor Grupo Infotel has found that there are 925,944 women in high level jobs in Spanish companies. This figure means that women occupy only 1 in 5 high level posts.

According to information in the Boletín Oficial del Registro Mercantil (BORME) there are more than 4.6 million high level posts in Spanish companies out of which 19% are carried out by women.

Out of the 925,000 women who carry out high level jobs in Spain around 622,401 women occupy the post of company administrator, 167,353 are directors or managers, 84,780 are company advisors and 6,718 are vice-presidents. These figures make up around 20 – 19% of the actual number of such posts that exist in Spain.

However this figure drops to just 14% when looking at the number of women who occupy the post of president of the company (32, 118).

Santiago Martín, the general director of Axesor, concludes that despite advances in recent years a lot still needs to be done in order to bridge the gap between men and women’s employment opportunities.

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