In 2018, less than 10% of pharma and biotech CEOs were women. Across the 100 largest medical device companies in the world, just 20% of executives are women, and those companies average only 19% female composition in the C-suite. These figures are similar to many industries, with women making up only 7.4% of CEOs of the Fortune 500 and 7% of FTSE 100 companies having a female CEO, but they are a long way from achieving a gender balance.

The lack of female representation in senior management and leadership positions is evident across the industries we recruit in. Whilst International Women’s Day takes place on 8th March, we wanted to highlight the positive stories of successful women from different countries across the full month of March to help inspire the next generation of female leaders.

Our ‘Female Leaders: Inspiring Together’ Series

We are launching our ‘Female Leaders: Inspiring Together’ campaign bringing together leading women across our specialist industries: pharma, medtech and scientific and process technology. By sharing their journeys, we hope to inspire and support women to become future leaders in their respective industries.

These inspirational women will be sharing their career journeys, barriers they have faced, words of advice and the women who inspired them.

Follow us on LinkedIn to join the conversation and hear the insightful stories of our featured female leaders.