In the European Union among managers and senior officials, women make up just over 1 / 3. Eurostat figures show that in the third quarter of 2008 ladies occupied 35.3% of management positions within the Community. State with the largest share of women in the total number of persons occupying positions of responsibility is Latvia. In the analyzed period, the percentage of managerial positions occupied by Latvian women is stood at 54.3%. Latvia is the only one in European Union, which is characterized by predominance of women among people in such positions.
The proportion of women among Polish managers and senior officials reached in the third quarter of 2008, one of the higher values in the European Union (40.3%). With this result Poland were located on the ninth guided among the EU countries. Definitely, the worst situation is in Cyprus and Malta. Last year, percentage of higher positions occupied by women in these countries amounted to 19.4% and 19.8%. In the group of six countries with the lowest share of women among those who are managers and senior officials were still three other countries in Southern Europe: Spain, Italy and Portugal. The only non-southern state in this group is Denmark.
Summing up, it’s still very long and difficult way to give equal opportunities for women who are trying to occupied senior’s management and proved that they’re as well qualified as men.