For some years now, Dun & Bradstreet has been publishing the Dun & Bradstreet Index of Women Influence (BIWI) that highlights the influence women have on the economy, in several European countries.
The Index is developed by Dun & Bradstreet with the participation of certain markets throughout Europe. It measures the influence of women in regard to four parameters: share in the number of companies, share in the number of employees, share in revenues and share in net profits. The base for the index is the share of women-owned companies, compared to the total number of companies.
There are many key findings, such as that in most countries, women owned companies, earn on average significantly less than men-owned companies. In Slovenia, Hungary and Austria, women have a higher influence on domestic economy than the average for all countries.
March 8, is the International Women´s day. Why not get some inspiration form the report about diversity and the impact in our everyday life?