How do people feel about women in leadership?

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How do people feel about women in leadership?

To take action and contribute to closing the equality gap, it is paramount to equip the community with objective measurements about the factors which are hindering progress towards equality between women and men. 

In the wake of the success of the Reykjavik Index for Leadership in the launch year 2018 – named #BestOfDavos by the World Economic Forum –  the 2019 edition will be released at the Reykjavik Global Forum.

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, and Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company will announce the findings of the Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2019 at the Forum on Tuesday, 19th November.
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership asks the question: how comfortable is society with women as leaders? The Index is a powerful new measure of perceptions of equality for women and men in leadership. It provides evidence which illuminates the extent of prejudice against female leadership across multiple economic sectors, in government, politics and business. In 2018 it evaluated the G7 group of nations and 20 different industries and public professions, surveying the attitudes of more than 10,000 people.
With its expanded geographical reach and wider areas of investigation covered, the Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2019 will further help in identifying the countries and sectors with the greatest challenges in terms of equality between women and men. Stay tuned, learn about some of the key outcomes in advance.

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