When will female leadership be reflected in the development C-suite?

Significant changes in thought and practice will need to occur within the development sector for NGOs to build gender equality at the top level, including greater on-the-job support. Photo by: Ryan Brown / UN Women / CC BY-NC-ND

Statistics from Australia and the United States show women dominate the nongovernmental organization workforce.

In the United States, it’s estimated that as much as 75 percent of the nonprofit workforce is female, while recent statistics from the Australian Council for International Development show Australia’s NGO workforce to be 69 percent female.

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    Lisa Cornish

    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.