Getting to the C-suite has never been an easy journey for women. As someone who heads up the Russian office of Mazars, Florence Pinot, has first hand experience of what it’s like to be a female leader in a predominately male business sector.

A Culture of Leadership

Getting to the C-suite has never been an easy journey for women. While there are signs this is changing, there is still a high proportion of large companies globally that have too few females in senior leadership roles, let alone any at board level. So why has change been so slow in coming and can any lessons be learned from how different countries approach the issue? How, for example, does culture play a role and what’s behind the success of countries that have improved female representation at senior level?

As someone who heads up the Russian office of Mazars, Florence Pinot, has first hand experience of what it’s like to be a female leader in a predominately male business sector. Having been appointed Managing Partner of Mazars Russia in June 2013, Pinot leads a firm of 200 professionals in three offices - Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Bishkek (Kirgizstan) - and four service lines: Audit, Outsourcing, Financial Advisory and Tax & Legal.

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