Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Women in Business: Tops Jobs

From Mail Online:
"The workplace is changing, as the number of women joining top professions are soaring, new statistics show.

The sectors of law and medicine feature highest with 61% of new law trainees and 60% of newly-qualified solicitors being female last year. Women made up 61% of trainee GPs and 59% of first year house officers last year. Similarly, 5,128 women students accepted a place at medical and dentistry school in 2007 compared to 3,929 men.

The gender revolution in the workplace is thought to be the result of girls overtaking boys at school and university, greater career ambitions among women and more open recruitment practices.

Fewer women are reaching the top in politics, the judiciary and policing than a year ago, a recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found. There was also a fall in the number of women running councils, health bodies, police forces, unions and other professional bodies, according to the report."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that is why it is important to have women business networks to help encourage other women to rise to the top.