Since the early 1980s, the proportion of women in employment has increased steadily and today represents 48% of the working population, but only 28.9% in industry.1 In the pharmaceutical industry, 57% of the workforce is composed by women, the proportion decreases to 20% on the boards of directors.2

None of the world’s 16 largest pharmaceutical companies (in terms of sales) has achieved parity in its governance bodies.2

The professional equality index helps companies to promote women in employment, to maintain equal treatment and to progress in their access to decision-making bodies.3

As we do every year, we share our gender equality index and reiterate our deep commitment to the initiative.

Gender Equality Index for 2022

Score 89/100