Study: Which Nations Offer the Best Career Progression for Women?

Technology career platform Honeypot has released a study revealing the gender gap in managerial roles, with women accounting for less than 50 per cent of senior positions in every nation. With a lack of women in senior roles having been highlighted as a major aspect of gender disparity in the workplace, the company released this data in an effort...

Technology career platform Honeypot has released a study revealing the gender gap in managerial roles, with women accounting for less than 50 per cent of senior positions in every nation. With a lack of women in senior roles having been highlighted as a major aspect of gender disparity in the workplace, the company released this data in an effort to ‘enrich the debate’.

Using figures from the World Economic Forum, the study shows the percentage of women in senior or managerial positions, revealing which of the 41 countries offer the best and worst progression and promotional opportunities for women. The research forms part of a larger study, The 2018 Women in Tech Index, which analyses 22 factors including wage, pay gap and inequality data to determine the best nations for women in the technology field.

Top 10 Countries for % of Female Managers

Bottom 10 Countries for % of Female Managers

#

Country

% Women in Senior or Managerial Roles

#

Country

% Women in Senior or Managerial Roles

1

Latvia

44.4%

41

South Korea

10.7%

2

United States

43.5%

40

Japan

11.5%

3

Hungary

40.5%

39

Turkey

13.0%

4

New Zealand

40.1%

38

Luxembourg

17.4%

5

Poland

40.1%

37

Cyprus

22.5%

6

Lithuania

39.8%

36

Croatia

23.1%

7

Sweden

39.4%

35

Chile

25.4%

8

Iceland

38.3%

34

Netherlands

25.9%

9

Slovenia

37.5%

33

Greece

25.9%

10

Bulgaria

36.7%

32

Italy

26.5%

“With over 10,000 UK firms providing details of their gender pay gap last week, one of the most striking outcomes has been the lack of women in senior roles, with just one in three firms reporting a majority of women among their top earners,” commented Emma Tracey, Co-Founder at Honeypot. “This result is similarly reflected in our study, with women on average accounting for 31 per cent of senior or managerial positions, and no nation having a 50/50 equal split between male and female managers.

“It’s incredibly important to include this aspect of gender disparity when discussing the pay gap, because as long as men account for the majority of top earners, women will never be able to close the gap.

“This could be due in part to maternity-related disadvantages for women, who are often overlooked for promotions or return to underskilled jobs post childbirth. Moving forwards, governments could look to the example of countries such as Sweden whose progressive maternity and paternity laws, as well as subsidised child care, has increased their gender balance in the workplace.”

The full results of the larger study can be found at: https://www.honeypot.io/women-in-tech-2018/

Study: Which nations offer the best career progression for women? was last modified: April 12th, 2018 by Nicola Macdonald
Source: exhibitionnews.uk