10 STATISTICS TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Whilst researching this article, the Enlightly team were genuinely shocked at some of the statistics we came across. For example, did you know the World Economic Forum has released a set of stats on economic equality, with the UK coming 18th in the world, behind Rwanda, Nicaragua and Iceland? Here are some great facts we dug up on trends in business, health, politics and beyond, to celebrate international women’s day:
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
More female leaders: 71% of professionals believe the number of female CTOs will increase by 2030 according to Accenture Research.
Equal pay: 54% of both men and women were prepared to ask for a pay rise in 2015 (up from 40% for women in 2014).
21% of FTSE 100 company directors are women
Professionals believe the number of female CTOs will increase by 2030
Percentage of Women prepared to ask for a payrise in 2015
HEALTH AND ECONOMICS
Life expectancy: for a baby girl born in the UK in 2015 is projected to be 83.8 years, up from 53 years in 1908. Meanwhile, a baby boy’s life expectancy increased from 49 in 1908 to a projected 80.1 in 2015.
Biggest life expectancy gap: between Men and Women globally can be found in Russia, where women have a life expectancy of 75 vs men having a lowly 63.
Smallest life expectancy gap: can be found in South Africa, where the gap is 1 just one year between the genders.
Economic equality: The World Economic Forum has released a set of stats on economic equality for women, with the UK coming 18th in the world… behind Rwanda, Nicaragua and Iceland.
WOMEN IN POLITICS
Elected officials: In terms of women in National Parliaments, the UK came a lowly 58th, with Rwanda ranked top with 63.8% of members of parliament being women.
UK parties: Labour is represented best by female MPs, with 33% in the house of commons. In the Lords it is the Lib Dems that have the greatest proportional representation of women at 33%.