Female leaders

Women in power

Research has shown that there is a link between companies that perform better financially and that have gender diversity. Over the past 10 years, Africa has made progress in terms of gender diversity in leadership and now leads other major economies in terms of the number of female senior executives. The varied benefits of diversity influence risk management, decision making and board dynamics, which all impact financial performance.

Sector at a glance

  • 20% - The increase in operating profits for businesses with the highest number of women on their boards, compared to industry averages
  • x5 - The Increase in the number of women in the African cabinet over 35 years
  • 44% - The percentage of senior women in Africa holding line roles