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

Italy - Level of education   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.


Women and poverty

It is ranked by the Human Development Index as one of the 11 most underdeveloped countries in the world.

80% of people in rural areas of Zambia live in poverty.

Women in rural areas are not allowed to own or inherit property and land, which increases their poverty.

Women and poverty

Women in society

8.5% of Zambian girls are married before they’re 151.

And 41 per cent
are by the age of 182.
Women in society

17% of women have experienced sexual violence and almost half have experienced physical violence3.


Girls’ right to an education is undermined by Zambia’s tradition of early and forced marriage as well as discrimination and violence in school.

Only 38% of girls are educated beyond primary school1.

Management position

Women hold just 11% of seats in parliament and only 85 of over 1,000 local government positions4.

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.

Who we work with - Spain


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

Who we work with - Zambia


Chair Inspiring Girls Zambia: Charlotte Harland Scott, economic and social developement expert and former First Lady of Zambia (2014-2015).

Who we work with - Serbia


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

Chair Inspiring Girls Serbia: Vukosava Crnjanski, Director CRTA.