Latvia boasts Eu record in women as top man­agers

The Baltic Times - - FRONT PAGE - BNS/TBT Staff

Latvia is the only EU Mem­ber State where most en­ter­prises are run by women man­agers, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Euro­stat data re­flect­ing the sit­u­a­tion in 2014.

The Euro­stat sur­vey shows that women hold top man­age­rial po­si­tions in 53 per cent of Lat­vian com­pa­nies with ten or more em­ploy­ees. In Bul­garia and Poland, the share com­pa­nies run by women man­agers is 44, in Ireland 43 per cent, in Es­to­nia 42 per cent, in Lithua­nia, Hun­gary and Ro­ma­nia 41 per cent and in France and Swe­den 40 per cent.

Mean­while, the low­est share of women in top man­age­rial po­si­tions has been recorded in Ger­many, Italy and Cyprus (22 per cent in each coun­try), Bel­gium and Aus­tria (23 per cent), as well as Lux­em­bourg (24 per cent).

Euro­stat data sug­gests that in 2014, there were 7.3 mil­lion top man­age­rial po­si­tions in com­pa­nies with at least ten em­ploy­ees across the EU. Of th­ese po­si­tions, 4.7 mil­lion or 65 per cent were filled by men and 2.6 mil­lion or 35 per cent by women. Women, who make up around 50 per cent of the bloc’s work­ing pop­u­la­tion, are still less rep­re­sented in top man­age­rial po­si­tions than men.

The small­est gen­der pay gap was recorded in Ro­ma­nia, Slove­nia, Bel­gium, Bul­garia and Ireland.

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