Each year International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Women are estimated to make up 40% of the workforce globally, so it follows that companies would seek to have women make up a similar proportion of their globally mobile workforces.

However, ECA’s Global Mobility Now Survey consistently finds the average proportion of women in the mobile workforce to be considerably smaller than this. The results are consistent for long- and short-term assignments, commuter assignments and permanent transfers.

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