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Women in their thirties make up 30% of all female presidents of newly started companies

  • May 9, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 3
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Of companies set up in or after 2015 that have female presidents, 30% of those presidents are women in their thirties. According to a survey conducted by Teikoku Databank of the 486 newly established companies with women presidents, 31.7% have presidents in their thirties while 25.9% have presidents in their forties. “Many women are setting up companies when they are of marriageable and childbearing age, and they need support to be able to continue their careers.”


According to the survey, women have taken up the presidency of 5,740 companies since 2015. Of those companies, 5,254 had a female president due to a change in the president while 486 were newly started companies with female presidents. In the case of a female president due to a change in the presidency, only 7.4% were in their thirties. Women in their fifties made up the largest percentage at 29.9%. In about 86% of cases, the women replaced male presidents, which implies that company management is being passed on to women more frequently. (Abridged)

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