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Female interims on the rise

29 July 2009

The number of interim management positions occupied by female executives this year has increased by seven per cent.

That is according to the Interim Management Association, which has revealed that just under one-third of transitional executive assignments were awarded to women during the first quarter of 2009, compared to 25 per cent in 2008.

Responding to these figures, a number of women in the industry have claimed that the challenges these projects offer are contributing to this rising trend, as well as the better work/life balance they provide, the Grapevine Online reported.

The recession is also undoubtedly increasing the number of interim opportunities available to female executives - a view supported by the Institute of Turnaround last week, which highlighted growing demand for "commercially-savvy" interims.

Manjeet Gill, interim chief executive at Salisbury Council, outlined the immediate benefits of transitional directors.

She told the magazine: "Interims are focused on the deliverables, and because of their experience you can get more out of them in three or four days a week than someone permanent working five days a week."

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