Hiring women is on the rise, but what about management positions?

By November 25, 2022 Blog No Comments

Last week we presented the fifth edition of the Economic Study of Advertising Cinema in Spain and this year, for the first time, we have collected data on equality policies within Spanish production companies.

It is true that we have obtained data that indicate that we are evolving favourably towards equality within companies.

The study revealed that 51% of the workforces (permanent + temporary) are women and 49% are men, which shows that a change is gradually taking place.

But what about management positions? There is still a lot of work to be done and a long way to go in terms of equality, as in management positions the majority percentage is male (64%) and this shows that although there are favourable changes, there is still a big difference.

In 2022, 36% of management positions will be held by women in Spain. This is the highest percentage in its history, as demonstrated by Grant Thornton’s report on Women in Business 2022.

This percentage exceeds that obtained at European level (33%) and at global level (32%). This index comes after two years of stagnation at 34%, conditioned by the effects of the pandemic.

Spain has climbed from 14th to 10th place in terms of female presence in senior management globally. It is overtaken by South Africa (42%), Turkey (40%), Malaysia (40%), the Philippines (39%), Indonesia (38%), Thailand (38%), India (38%), Brazil (38%) and Nigeria (38%).

The presence of women managers is growing steadily and we must not let our guard down. We must continue to push for this important goal.

“The level of women in management positions is a reliable indicator of a country’s progress, as indicated by the United Nations. Spain’s result leads us to conclude that we are increasingly committed to equality. However, let us not forget that we are still halfway there. We have made progress, but today we can only say that one out of every three members of the management team is made up of women. There are still pending issues that we must resolve with concrete, realistic and effective actions”. Isabel Perea, Audit Partner at Grant Thornton

As in many sectors, in our sector, the audiovisual industry, there is still a lack of female leadership, and it is not for lack of great professionals, but in many cases it is because they are in a place where they should not be and that is in the shadows.