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More bosses than ever before are female

More women realising that family life doesn’t have to get in the way of being in charge at work


Never before has Denmark had so many female bosses. Numbers have doubled over the past 20 years (Photo: Colourbox)

June 23, 2014
13:43

by CW


Over the past 20 years, the number of female bosses has doubled to unprecedented levels, according to a new survey from the leadership organisation Lederne.

Since its last count in 2013, the number of female members of Lederne has risen by one percent from 28,317 to nearly 30,000, which means females now account for 27.8 percent of the organisation’s total membership figures.

”It’s a very nice and pleasing rise,” Vibeke Skytte, the head of Lederne, told Berlingske newspaper. “We see that the younger the bosses are, the greater the percentage of women there are.”

“So there is a good reason to expect the development will continue to gather momentum in the coming years.”

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Skytte went on to argue that the media and political focus on the issue has helped cater to the recent developments while Rikke B Ørum, the head of HR for business advocates Dansk Erhverv, contended that more women understand that family life doesn’t have to get in the way of being a boss.

“More and more women realise that they don’t have to work 90 hours a week in order to be a boss,” Ørum said. “One can be a leader without having to make a compromise with family life.”



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