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More women taking entrepreneur route: LinkedIn data – Women Empowerment

The share of female founders has grown by 2.68x between 2016 and 2021 as against the share of male founders, which has grown nearly 1.79x during the same period.

New LinkedIn data, published in the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report, reveals despite India having a disproportionately low representation of women in leadership, more women are now seeking entrepreneurship opportunities as compared to men.

This highlights that women have the ability to break the glass ceiling phenomenon and if the given opportunity can achieve equal or even more than what men can do.

 

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 Mizoram has the highest ratio of women working as legislators and managers

As per the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2020-June 2021:

  • 70.9% ratio of female-to-male workers who were working as legislators, senior officials and managers
  • Nearly all the northeastern states, barring Nagaland, have strong double-digit representation in senior-level jobs,

The global average for the share of women parliamentarians stood at nearly 24 % (India has nearly 14% women parliamentarians in the 17th Lok Sabha)

 

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