Linkedin: More women taking up leadership positions in India

India has a low gender parity at the workplace when it comes to women's professionals. India is gaining momentum in increasing low gender parity to high by gaining highest momentum(25 percent) in the world with more and more women taking leadership positions, according to a report.

According to a report by Linkedin, India, which has previously lagged into keeping women into the workforce and lacking women with leadership roles, has gained significant momentum with the largest percentage increase in hiring women into leadership roles(25 percent ).

The report also mentions the numbers of women's holding top management and leadership positions are the lowest and there are barriers which still need to overcome.

Out of the 10 countries in the report Canada, the US and France have the highest percentage of women in leadership, with an average of one-third of women holding roles of director-level and above. Further, the report also revealed that there is a close leadership gap in sectors like education and Non-profit industries globally. The technology industry witness the largest increased in share in the leadership roles.

As per the report, the oil and energy sector has shown a decline in hiring of women's leaders by 5 percent. Linkedin report has also shown up diversity and inclusion becoming a priority in hiring worldwide.

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