Brazil remains a largely sexist society, and women – especially women of color – still earn less than their male counterparts. However, a trend of women rising to positions of power in prominent companies has begun to emerge. Fundação Getulio Vargas, a think tank, recently published a ranking of the biggest companies in Brazil based on gender equality in management positions.
The results show that Brazil has yet a long way to go towards gender equality in the workplace. In the energy sector, 89 percent of management positions remain occupied by men. Of all the sectors that were analyzed, only in the pharmaceutical industry men were not the majority of company leaders.