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US trails UK by more than half with women leaders at NGO’s

According to this article on the Guardian by Ama Marston, women only head 12-14% of the NGOs (pdf) with the largest budgets in the US.  The UK more than doubles that with women leading 27% of NGOs with the greatest assets in the UK. While Britain is ahead of the US game, Marston’s research quotes that the UK is only slightly better than in many developing countries. In conversations with women leaders in development NGOs in Kenya and South Africa they estimate that women hold only 15-20% of director positions there. Read the entire article here: Source: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/01/women-in-leadership-international-ngos

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