Magazine Article | November 1, 2016

Women In Bio: Looking Through The Glass Ceiling

Source: Life Science Leader

By Suzanne Elvidge, Contributing Editor
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Back in 2010, Life Science Leader published “Women In Biopharma: Analyzing The Glass Ceiling,” which looked at the experiences of women in biopharma. It’s time to see whether things have changed.

The pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry overall is a roughly 50-50 split and, as shown in Figure 1, sales, service, and professional posts are nearly evenly split between the genders, with slightly higher numbers of women in the sales and professional roles. However, as people become more senior, the gender split changes, with around 60 percent of first- and midlevel management and 70 percent of senior and executive level management roles going to men.