Just three of the world’s 100 biggest architecture firms are headed by women and only two have management teams that are more than 50 per cent female, a survey by Dezeen has revealed.
The survey found that women occupy just 10 per cent of the highest-ranking jobs at the world’s leading architecture firms, while 16 firms have no women at all in senior positions.
Our research, which is based on data available on the practices’ own websites, reveals that just one in 10 of top-level roles, including CEOs, COOs, presidents and senior partners, at the 100 biggest international firms are female.
Architect Dorte Mandrup, who runs her own studio in Denmark, described the findings as “quite shocking”.
“It’s interesting too that there seem to be practically no woman holding creative director or lead designer positions,” she added. “The women that are at top positions have administrative or CEO roles backing up a male star.”
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