Latvia boasts Eu record in women as top managers
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.