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Only 1 manager out of 3 in the EU is a woman

Mar 8, 2019 | News

(08 March 2019) – Nearly 9.4 million persons hold a managerial position in the European Union: 6.0 million men (64% of all managers) and 3.4 million women (36%).

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The largest share of women among managerial positions is recorded in Latvia (56%), the only Member State where women are a majority (56%) in this occupation. It is followed by Bulgaria and Estonia (both 49%), Poland and Slovenia (both 47%), Hungary (43%), Lithuania and Sweden (both 42%), Ireland (41%), and Slovakia (40%).

At the opposite end of the scale, women account for less than a third of managers in Luxembourg (15%), followed by Cyprus (23%), Czechia, Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands (all 29%), Germany (30%), as well as Greece and Austria (both 32%).

The largest share of female board members in the largest publicly listed companies is recorded in France (44%), followed by Italy and Sweden (both 36%), Finland (35%), and Germany (34%).

Among EU Member States, women account for over a quarter of senior executives in the largest publicly listed companies in Lithuania (28%), followed by Bulgaria and Latvia (both 27%), as well as in Romania (25%).

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