Why are headhunter firms all predominantly women?
I am not seeking to make any normative judgments, but the reality is that most (if not all) head hunting firms that focus on PE associate placement are run by women. Here are some of the statistics I have found by going through headhunter websites:
: 26/26 women
: 23/25 women, but one of the men is the (i.e., not a headhunter)
: 50/53 women
: 11/11 women
: 16/17 women
: 17/17 women
: 12/12 women
Dynamics Search: 16/21 women
Aggregated, ~94% of all headhunters are women. Notably, all headhunter firms except for CPI and Dynamics were also founded by women.
I cannot understand either why women are preferred in these roles or why men don't go into recruiting. Thoughts?