KPMG's first Global Female Leaders (GFLs) study shows that half of GFLs (51 percent) believe their company to be the disruptor of their sector, rather than being disrupted by competitors. This finding, among others, presents a striking contrast to the recently launched KPMG 2018 Global CEO Outlook, where only 15 percent of the respondents were female (reflecting the current under-representation of women in CEO roles). But there are also differences with a majority of GFLs (77 percent) who are very confident about growth potential for their company, down from 90 percent of their largely male counterparts.
- 77 percent see technological disruption as more of an opportunity than a threat.
- 58 percent have made strategic decisions based on data-driven insights -- rather than overlooking the data based on intuition.
- 77 percent are confident about the growth potential for their company.
- But only 28 percent see their next career step within their existing company