Women in leadership in African businesses rises marginally amid the COVID-19 pandemic

08 Mar 2021

The number of women holding senior leadership positions in mid-market businesses globally has hit 31% despite the pandemic affecting economies around the world. 39% of senior management positions in African businesses are held by women, and this average has steadily risen from 23% (22% globally) in 2015 to 39% (31% globally) in 2021 despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020, according to Grant Thornton’s annual Women in Business report.