Hungary, Croatia and Sweden are the three leading countries in Europe when it comes to female business leadership, according to the Bisnode Index of Women Influence (BiWi). BiWi measures the share of companies that have a female owner, CEO or chairman of the board.
"Women’s participation in both ownership and governance issues are becoming increasingly important, not only for the individual company but for the economy as a whole. BiWi is a unique and important comparison of countries according to the influence women have on their economies," says Anna Albinsson, Chief Marketing Officer Bisnode
BiWi 2020 is topped by Hungary with an index of 160, followed by Croatia (142) and Sweden (131). The country with the highest female representation among large companies is San Marino.
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Hungary: 160 / Luxembourg: 49
Croatia: 142 / Switzerland: 61
Sweden: 131 / Lichtenstein: 65
Facts about Bisnode Index of Women Influence (BiWi)
The BiWi is derived from two parameters: share in the total number of companies and representation in the largest companies. The average influence of women in all analyzed countries represents the base value (100). Countries with a BIWI over 100 show greater influence of women on the domestic economy in comparison to the average of all countries.
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