More Women In Boardrooms–And Target Consumers

The recently released Grant Thornton International Business Report 2012 showed that 39% of senior management roles in the Philippines are women. This helped propel the Philippines in the Top 2 global rank for the most number of women in the boardroom. Elsewhere, the glass ceiling is still prominent. Across 45 countries and 4,300 companies, women now hold, for the first time, an average of over one board seat out of 10, according to the Women on Boards Report 2012. They really don’t have a lot of company. For example, only 7.5% of the major earners at America’s Fortune 500 companies are female.

Women power has evolved, and so have the business targeting them as consumers or leaders. CNN reports that women-only hotel floors are taking off. Forbes celebrated how Sara Brakely, the force behind hosiery company Spanx, joined the 2012 list of world’s billionaires for the first time.

Read more on Rappler here.

Check the interactive content of CNN.

Check Forbes’ feature on Sara Brakely here.

Check Economist’s infographics on where it’s best to be a female in a corporate world.

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