An International Labour Organisation (ILO) survey carried out with the assistance of national employers’ organisations in 39 countries ranked Pakistan as the second lowest among countries with ‘Women in Top Management’, according to a research report released on Monday.
The press statement sent by ILO stated that the survey was conducted in over 1,200 companies in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Eastern and Central Europe and Latin American and the Caribbean, focusing on measures and initiatives to advance women in management.
While women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the last 20 years, a new study by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities finds. However Pakistan ranks 107th, second lowest, just above Yemen.
According to the report, Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers at 59.3 per cent, while Yemen has the least with 2.1 per cent. The US is 15th in the list of 108 countries with 42.7 per cent women managers, the UK 41st 34.2 per cent. Pakistan is 107 out of 108, with only 3% women as managers.
(Courtesy by The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2015.)