Where we work



  • Men




  • Women




Women at work2

Women employement

(20-64) is equal to


Gender equality3

Level of education

Italy - Level of education   60.3%
Of the graduates in Italy are women.


(Graduation mark / mean 101.1)


(Age of graduation/ mean 26.5)

Gender equality4

Academic path and job opportunities.

Women generally choose academic path that creates less job opportunities.

Graduated women / Total graduations

Italy - Graduated women

Women in different sector5

Women working in the pharmaceutical sector represent 44% of the total employement rate of that sector.

Women working in the banking sector represent more than 44.6% of the total employement rate of that sector.

Women working in the engineering industry represent more than 21% of the total employement rate of that sector.

Key positions in the companies6

Key positions. At each step of their carreer, women face career setbacks.

CdA Members Italy 76% Europe 80% Italy 24% Europe 20%
President Italy 95% Europe 93% Italy 5% Europe 7%
Directors Italy 71% Europe 79% Italy 29% Europe 21%
Senior Directors Italy 92% Europe 87% Italy 8% Europe 13%
CEO Italy 100% Europe 97% Italy 0% Europe 3%
17.5% CFO, Strategy
8.5% Operations
3.9% CEO



Serbia - Population   Population of Serbia: 7.076.372 citizens out of which
are women.


56% of University students are women.
58% of graduated students are women.

Serbia is facing moderate gender gap in science. It’s promising that 54% of natural science researchers are women but only 37% pursued engineering and technology1.

54% 37%
54% 37%
natural science researchers pursued engineering and technology

Gender equality

Serbia - Gender equality   4 out of 5 girls living in the country will be deprived of their property in favor of male relatives.2

Gender pay gap:
Women, in almost all sectors in Serbia, are paid less than men for the same work. The biggest difference is in the financial sector and insurance activities where the salary of women, for the same position, is 91.144 dinars (740 eur), while the salary of men is 120,518 dinars (977 eur).

Men Women
Men Women
120,518 dinars 91,144 dinars

90% of all the SANU (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) members are men, which do not correspond with 57% of female holders of PhD degrees.

Work sectors and positions

Work sectors and positions

1 in 4 women in Serbia are unemployed3.

Majority of women in Serbia are employed in trade and service, which are traditionally seen as female sectors.

Management position

of women have a position of a trustee or manager of holdings.

5% of mayors and 29% of the councilors in the municipal and city assemblies are women.

Serbian Parliament is ranked 30th on Women in Parliaments classification of Inter-parliamentary Union4 with 34% of female MPs. Serbia has gender quota system in place by law.


Women in different sectors1

Spain - Women in different Sectors   29%
of women represented in STEM subjects.
  Women   Men
  Women   Men
Graduations 60%   40%
STEM 29%   71%
Experimental Sciences 64%   36%
Humanities 65%   35%
LAW and related 68%   32%
Health and related 77%   23%


23% of NEETs in Spain, well above OCDE and EU averages.

NEET: Young people aged 16-24 Not in Education, Employment or Training


Women education3

of women with Post Graduate education.

of women with Secondary education level.

of women with First education level.

Management position4,5

of women Chairing or present at BoD Ibex 35 companies.

of women in top management positions at Ibex 35 companies level.



Total: 18,006,000 citizens

  Men   Women  


Only 10% women have
a University degree.

Just 1% women have
post-graduate studies.

Women at work

Women at work   44% women work (11% below the average in the region) Only 17% women occupy senior and managerial positions.

Pay Gap3

Women’s salary is 42.6% below men’s doing the same job.


Women in Politics4

Women make up just 15.8%
of members in the Parliament and Senate.


women think that their appearance is important to be successful at the work place.

65% girls aged 13-15 years old are not satisfied with their appearances and up to 35% admit to have stopped playing sports because of their looks.

Role Models6

71% girls aged 10-17 years old point out at their mums as their main role model.

Only 5% think of actors or singers as role models.

85% Chilean girls between 13 and 15 years old are optimistics about their future, far above the world average (68%).



  Men   Women  

Women in education

Brasil - Women in education

While 95% of girls are literate,

Only 60% make up to University.

Women at the work place

Labor force / female:  43%

The unemployment rate is double in black women (12.5%) compared to white men (5%)

Women earn 30% less than men.

Women in management roles: 34%

Women in high executive roles (board of directors): 14%

Women in boardroom: 11%

Women in politics

Brasil - Women in politics  

Only 10% of Parliment representatives are women female holders of PhD degrees.

Still just 10% of women make up of local political roles despite quotas indicating a minimum of 30%.

Shocking figures

Almost6% of girls are subject to child labour
35.6% of girls are married by 18 and 10.5% by 15 years old
19.2% of teenage girls are mothers.

Who we work with

Who we work with - Italy


Local partner: Fondazione Valore D

Chair Inspiring Girls Italy: Claudia Parzani, Board member Valore D and Western Europe Regional managing partner of Linklaters.

If you want to register as a volunteer in Italy, please contact:

Who we work with - Spain


Chair Inspiring Girls Spain: Marta Perez Dorao, Co-Founder Women in Business Spain.

Who we work with - Serbia


Local partner: Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA)

Chair Inspiring Girls Serbia: Vukosava Crnjanski, Director CRTA.

Who we work with - Chile


Chair Inspiring Girls Chile: Macarena Salosny Lagos, an expert in international coaching and management, passionate in gender and education issues.


Who we work with - Brasil


Chair Inspiring Girls Brasil: Corinne Giely Eloi, consultant at Springboard Women's Development Programme.