Women make up almost half of all EADA graduates
In 2017, women made up 48% of all graduates from the management training programmes at EADA Business School. In the last five years, this figure has remained stable at around 45% from a sample of nearly 5,800 participants. However, according to the latest ICSA Grupo and EADA report on Salary differences and quota of female presence, these two figures contrast sharply with the current 13.2% of female presence in management jobs.
The conclusion to be drawn therefore is that low female presence in management positions is not related to a lack of training. As the data clearly shows, women represented nearly 50% of all participants on EADA’s management training programmes such as the Master of Science, MBA's and Executive Education.
According to gender equality expert Dr. Aline Masuda, professor and researcher at EADA, “the differences between male and female presence in the business sector are influenced by other factors, not only personal ones”. Masuda makes reference to “the difficulties of achieving a work-life balance, the preservation of rigid management styles in many business areas, the culture of “presenteeism” and the lack of innovation when adopting different working methods such as teleworking”.