Only three countries where your boss is more likely to be a woman

There are only three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman

 Nearly a third of all businesses around the world are now owned or managed by women, according to a new study by the International Labor Organization (ILO). That number is hardly something to celebrate—for reasons I will discuss in a second—but there are a few (OK, only three) parts of the globe that appear to be somewhat (yes, only somewhat) exemplary in this regard.
Jamaica, Colombia, and Saint Lucia.

No other country in the world holds a candle to Jamaica, where just under 60 percent of all managers are women, according to the ILO. Colombia, the country with the second highest percentage of female bosses, manages 53 percent. In Saint Lucia, which is third among the 106 countries for which the ILO found data, the number is 52.3 percent.

Beyond those three, there is the Philippines, where just under 48 percent of all managers are female, Panama, where just over 47 percent are female, and Belarus, where the number is 46 percent. In the United States, which is number 15 on the list, about 43 percent of all managers are female; In Canada, the 43rd ranked, it’s 36 percent; and in the United Kingdom, the 49th ranked, it’s 34 percent. [Read more]

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On January 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Well done, Jamaica and Saint Lucia!

    Guyana was not included among the 106 nations in the study. Signs of things to come?

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