She’s the boss! PH is 5th among countries with highest number of female execs
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked fifth in countries with the highest number of women in a managerial role, according to studies.
An analysis by market and data consumer company Statista, citing data from the International Labor Organization (ILO), found that women hold about 50.5 percent of the country’s managerial positions.
Based on the Labor Force Survey (LFS) report conducted by ILO in 2019, most women in the Philippines are in management levels with business support functions. This includes management jobs in the fields of human resources, administration, finance, marketing, or public relations.
“The success of female managers in the Philippines, therefore, ties in with the strong local business process outsourcing industry. Women are over-represented in the sector as a whole and make up as many as two-thirds of employees in data processing and around three-quarters of those working in medical transcription,” said Niall McCarthy, Statista’s data journalist, noting data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Meanwhile, Jordan topped the list with at least 62 percent female bosses in its workplaces. It is followed by Santa Lucia, Botswana, and Honduras with 57.3 percent, 54.5 percent, and 50.9 percent respectively.
Last year, the Philippines topped the list on the Grant Thornton International’s 2020 Women in Business report, with 43 percent of Filipino women executives holding senior management positions.
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