I wish I had had some statistics in my pocket when, last term in Section B, a certain guest speaker made a comment about the differences in salary that we should expect as women when compared to men, and for some reason he said especially in Brazil. According to a recent BusinessWeek article, he was way off because actually 28% of women in Brazil make more than their husbands.
. Some other great bits from the article were that:
"At least 80 percent of college-educated Brazilian women aspire to top-level positions, compared with 52 percent in the U.S., and 59 percent of Brazilian women consider themselves “very ambitious,” compared with 36 percent in the U.S., according to the study.... Women hold 29 percent of senior positions in privately held companies in Brazil and are chief executive officers of 11 percent of large companies, compared with 20 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in the U.S., the study says.
This year's class at ESADE is evidence to support these claims. In the class of 2013 there are 6 women from Brazil that make up over 10% of us. We all know BRIC countries hold a lot of potential for future business growth... you go girls!