What´s happened to news reports on the subject of women in leadership?


Since its launch in 2014, Leadership Issues has tracked news items on business leadership in over 50 leading online international newspapers, and publishes an analysis each month.

The percentage of articles written on the subject of women in leadership has declined sharply in 2016. This chart shows the trend:


Women in leadership was widely reported last year and diversity in the workplace was the leading issue in January and November 2015:

global news stat

The gender gap issue of lack of women representation at CEO level and equal pay for women which dominated the 2015 headlines are still critical issues; and yet, news reportage in the last three months has dipped to just 8% of all reported news on business leadership.

Journalists and editors… Take note!

by Ric Kelly PhD.