International Business Report

Women in Business 2023

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Every year Grant Thornton carries out, through its International Business Report (IBR), two large surveys: Women in Business and Global Business Pulse.

The IBR was first launched in 1992, in nine European countries. Our research currently interviews around 10,000 senior executives in more than 140 markets each year, providing insight into the health of businesses and the issues affecting both private and publicly traded companies.

For each report, the questionnaires are translated into local languages and the fieldwork is carried out through online and telephone interviews with CEOs, presidents, and other senior executives of mid-market companies in all sectors. The results are analysed by the Oxford School of Economics, under the coordination of Grant Thornton.


Every March since 2003, the Women in Business Report has been published. This survey measures the participation of women in senior management positions in mid-market companies. The 2023 edition revealed that only 34% of management positions are held by women globally and that in Argentina the percentage stands at 29%.

The research also found that flexible models with the possibility of working remotely, such as Smart Working, have the highest levels of women in leadership positions.