- 5 - C EO T O D A Y BUSINESS WOMEN O F T H E Y E A R A W A R D S 2 0 2 2 Welcome to the 2022 edition of the CEO Today Business Women of the Year Awards! Over the past year, the proportion of women in senior management around the world has risen from 31% in 2021 to 32% today. This figure has increased by 11% since 2012. Although gender parity in leadership across the globe continues to improve and more and more businesses are taking deliberate action to create inclusive working practices, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done to allow female talent access to senior positions. Dedicated to recognising the achievements of today’s female leaders and entrepreneurs, the CEOToday BusinessWomen of the Year Awards serve as a celebration of the world’s most inspiring and successful women in business – those who push the envelope and challenge gender stereotypes in their respective field every day. We are delighted to present the special 2022 edition of the CEO Today BusinessWomen of the Year Awards – a celebration of the female leaders redefining business today. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists!