Gender representation is so poor at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos that 2020 delegates are more likely to run into someone from North America than a woman
For the sixth straight year, gender diversity at the elite gathering in the Swiss Alps has improved slightly, but with women only making up 24% of attendees, the accomplishment is minor. Of 2,820 total participants, only 682 are women.
The data are the findings of a Quartz analysis based on a list of expected attendees at the conference, which runs Jan. 21-24.
While women’s participation at Davos has seen incremental improvements each year—it was 15% in 2014, and 22% last year—the persistence of such low numbers highlights the...