According to the Guardian in a recent article published about Women in Sustainability; “the "leader" equals "man" days are long gone”; this is despite the fact that the same article goes on to say that in a recent "Pioneers of Sustainability" report the six top trailblazers were all men

In our experience at Allen & York, Sustainability Recruitment Consultancy, we see a wealth of women working within sustainability, many of whom are leaders in their field. However, when we cross examined almost 600 sustainability leaders from our network, we also found that the numbers at Director Level were disproportionately low;

Of the 600 individuals 58% were male and 42% female – so far so good. However, at Director Level only 19% were women and 81% were men. Our figures also show that 39% of ‘middle’ managers are women and 61% men. So does this suggest that there is a glass ceiling in sustainability?

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