Hungary in the lead when it comes to female leadership

Hungary, Croatia and Sweden is 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   Liechtenstein: 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.

For further information, please contact
Anna Albinsson, CMO: +46 73 158 56 07 eller anna.albinsson@bisnode.com

Bisnode helps people to make smart decisions. We transform data into insights that supports decision-making in both small day-to-day issues and major strategic decisions in companies and organizations throughout Europé. We have more than 2.100 employees in 19 countries. Read more about Bisnode at www.bisnode.com

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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.
Anna Albinsson, Chief Marketing Officer Bisnode