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Media advisory

ILO's Bureau for Employers´ Activities to publish new study on women in business and management

Media advisory | 06 January 2015
GENEVA – The Bureau for Employers’ Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO-ACT/EMP) is to launch the new study “Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum” on Monday, 12 January.

This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

It highlights the business case for gender diversity and the obstacles women still face as well as ways to move ahead. It also underlines the fact that women’s presence in the labour market is increasingly significant for economic growth and development at both enterprise and national levels.

The report and all associated material are under embargo until Monday 12 January 2015 at 11:00 GMT.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and supporting media material can be requested by journalists (only) starting from Friday, 9 January by contacting, or +4122/799-7912. Geneva correspondents will be sent embargoed documents automatically.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication: or +4122/799-7912.