But that representation still doesn’t translate to the C-suite, where men remain the dominant sex at the CEO and board level. Just 16.3 percent of nonprofits with budgets over $50 million in the United States had a female CEO in 2009, for example, according to a 2013 study by The Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver.
To make 2016 the most successful year to date for women in development, Devex spoke to development and career experts to collect the best tips to build confidence and career opportunities.
Devex caught up with several women from the Australian-basedWomen in Development group — who are working together to overcome barriers, such as a lack of flexible working conditions, and to increase networking opportunities — to find out where they think the biggest hurdles remain.
Lisa Cornish is a freelance data journalist based in Canberra, Australia. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane and online through news.com.au. Lisa has recently been awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.
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