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WOMEN IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT1 

In 2013, women held 24% of senior management roles globally.

 
Region % Women In Senior Management, by Available Region (2013)
 
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 32%
Europe, except for Nordic region 25%
Europe, Nordic region 24%
Latin America 23%
North America 21%
 
Country % Women In Senior Management, Selected Countries (2013)
 
China (mainland)           51%
Poland 48%
Philippines 37%
Thailand 36%
Germany 31%
Hong Kong 30%
Turkey 30%
South Africa 28%
New Zealand 28%
Peru 27%
Singapore 27%
Sweden 27%
Canada 27%
France  26%
Brazil 23%
Mexico 23%
Australia 22%
Spain 21%
United States 20%
United Kingdom 19%
India 19%
Netherlands 11%
United Arab Emirates 11%
Japan 7%

 

WOMEN LEGISLATORS, SENIOR OFFICIALS, AND MANAGERS2

 

Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials, and Managers, Selected Countries (2008 data available)
 
Philippines           53.3%
United States        42.8%
New Zealand 40.0%
France  38.5%
Germany 37.8%
Australia 36.8%
Canada 36.0%
Spain 32.4%
Sweden 32.3%
Singapore 31.4%
Mexico 30.7%
South Africa 30.0%
Hong Kong 29.5%
Netherlands 27.5%
United Arab Emirates        9.9%

 

Legislators, Senior Officials, and Managers data is provided for those countries for which 2008 data was available. 

Classification

The countries in the tables measure their workforce using the International Standard Classification of Occupations version ISCO-88, and the relevant category counts legislators, senior officials, and managers.

How to cite this product: Catalyst, Quick Take: Women in Management, Global Comparison. New York: Catalyst, 2014.