08.Mar .2021 22:00

Eurostat: Women remain outnumbered in management

Eurostat: Women remain outnumbered in management
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The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in the workplace. As a result, managers face a challenging task of planning, directing, coordinating or performing other activities critical for good functioning of their teams, companies or organisations.

While both women and men bring different qualities to crisis management, women remain outnumbered at the management level.
 
In Q3 2020, more than 9.5 million people held a managerial position in the EU: 6.2 million men and 3.3 million women. Although women represent almost half of all employed persons in the EU (46%), they are under-represented amongst managers (34%).
 
With some bumps on the road, this share has gradually increased from just below 30% in Q2 2002 (beginning of the time series).
 
Highest share of female managers in Latvia and Poland, lowest in Croatia
 
Among EU Member States, the largest share of women at managerial positions in Q3 2020 was recorded in Latvia (45%) and Poland (44%), followed by Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia and Sweden (all 42%).
 
At the opposite end of the scale, women account for only around a quarter of managers in Croatia (24%), the Netherlands (26%) and Cyprus (27%).

Women in management, Q3 2020
 
Source: Eurostat