It is fantastic to hear that the number of women billionaires is on the rise and that there is no sign of this growth slowing down anytime soon.
With so much recent media attention on social mobility and diversity in different professional sectors - including the legal sector - this is welcome news for diversity champions all around. This type of growth and development should be recognised and celebrated in the media. Although there is still lots of work to be done to improve social mobility in the business world, we are steadily moving in the right direction.
The results of this study demonstrate that both men and women are both equally capable of achieving greatness.
A joint study by UBS and PwC found that the number of women billionaires is growing by a factor of 6.6 compared with 5.2 for men in the past two decades. Josef Stadler, head of global ultra-high net worth at UBS, said that the “rise of female and Asian billionaires over the last two decades is creating an entirely new billionaire demographic” and it showed “no signs of slowing”.