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WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT1: ASIA
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
 
Bangladesh (2006) 10.0%
Hong Kong (2008) 29.5%
Indonesia (2008) 22.1%
Japan* (2008) 9.3%
Malaysia (2008) 24.2%
Philippines (2008) 54.8%
Singapore (2008) 31.4%
South Korea (2008) 9.6%
Thailand (2008) 23.7%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Argentina (2006) 23.1%
Barbados (2004) 43.4%
Belize (2005) 41.3%
Brazil (2007) 36.1%
Chile (2007) 23.2%*
Costa Rica (2008) 30.4%
Nicaragua (2006) 40.9%
Panama (2008) 48.1%
Peru (2008) 19.4%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: EASTERN EUROPE
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Bulgaria (2010) 34.1%
Hungary (2010) 36.4%
Poland (2010) 36.2%
Czech Republic (2010) 27.7%
Croatia (2010) 26.8%
Russian Federation (2008) 37.1%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: WESTERN EUROPE
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Austria (2010) 28.8%
Belgium (2010) 34.1%
Finland (2010) 30.4%
France (2010) 38.7%
Germany (2010) 29.9%
Italy (2010) 32.8%
Netherlands (2010) 28.6%
Norway (2010) 34.4%
Spain (2010) 34.3%
Sweden (2010) 31.2%
Switzerland (2010) 33.0%
United Kingdom (2010) 35.7%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Egypt (2007) 11.1%
Ethiopia (2006) 15.7%
Qatar (2007) 6.9%
South Africa (2008) 30.0%
United Arab Emirates (2008) 9.9%
West Bank & Gaza Strip (2008) 9.9%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: NORTH AMERICA
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Canada  (2008) 36.0%
Mexico (2008) 30.7%
United States (2008) 42.7%
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: THE PACIFIC
Country % Women Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers
Australia (2008) 36.7%
New Zealand (2008) 40.0%

 

Years Reported

Data are from the most recent year for which data are 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.

*This information for Japan and Chile is relevant to administrative and managerial workers, and is thus, not strictly comparable to the other percentages of women (for legislators, senior officials and managers), although the number is accurate. Japan and Chile measure its workforces using the International Standard Classification of Occupations version ISCO-1968, and the relevant category counts administrative and managerial workers.

 

How to cite this product: Catalyst. Catalyst Quick Take: Women in Management, Global Comparison. New York: Catalyst, 2012.