YEAR OF THE BOSS LADY
A study released in January 2015 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers in the world; at 59.3%, Jamaica is way ahead of countries like the USA and UK. In fact, the Caribbean region featured strongly, with Saint Lucia coming 3rd at 52.3%, and Bahamas (9th), Barbados (13th), Trinidad and Tobago (14th) and Cayman (16th) on the list. The study entitled “Women in Business and Management, Gaining Momentum” found that women are still under-represented at the top, although the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the last 20 years. SHE is proud to profile two of the region’s top boss ladies as an inspiration to all women who are forging ahead with their careers in every field.