Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal thinks sexism is ''a systemic problem in Hollywood''.

The business executive has held the role for more than a decade and believes while it is a sexist industry, Sony has been great at promoting gender equality.

The studio recently attracted outrage when hacker group Guardians of Peace leaked emails indicating 'The Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence and Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella were paid less than their male counterparts.

Speaking to the New York Times newspaper, she said: ''There is a systemic problem in Hollywood, of course.''

However, the 56-year-old movie mogul defended her company, branding it ''ludicrous'' to judge an ''entire corporation'' from ''a few random emails, in fact, taken out of context.''

The esteemed businesswoman continued to explain the studio is ''committed to making movies about women. I don't know if any other studio can say that.''

Continuing to support her argument, she named a number of notable female-led movies including the 'Ghostbusters' sequel - directed by Paul Feig - which begins shooting in January 2015 and action thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow.