by Craig This
The chart below* lists the top 10 U.S. annual conferences that have the highest percentage of leadership positions held by women (lay and clergy). This chart looks at only leadership positions because this is where decisions, authority and power are held. Generally when assessing the overall statistics of an organization, there is a high percentage of women primarily because women are employed as support staff rather than managerial/leadership staff.
|Conferences||All leadership positions reported||% of women in leadership position|
|Red Bird Missionary||10||70%|
|Western North Carolina||20||70%|
The chart below* lists the 10 annual conferences with the lowest percentage of women in leadership positions within the conference.
|Conference||All leadership positions reported||% of women in leadership position|
|Alabama West Florida||27||48%|
What is the gender balalnce we seek in our leadership? What other factors (age, race, ethnicity, experence, etc.) need to be considered in determining the mix of leadership? What effects does the mix of leadership have on the future direction of the church?
- Craig This is data analyst at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
* Annual conferences NOT reporting: East Ohio, Greater New Jersey, Holston, Indiana, New York, Northern Illinois, Rio Grande, Rocky Mountain and Susquehanna.