WOMEN IN MANAGERIAL POSITIONS

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.

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8 thoughts on “WOMEN IN MANAGERIAL POSITIONS

  1. In my opinion this situation is changing with every day. Women are better educated than men this is just a matter of time when this will reflect in the statistics and they numbers will be equal for men and women. It is ivolved with past and limited rights of women, who had to fight for their position and treatment on an equal footing with men in every aspect. Still they are countries where women are treated worse than men in place of work, i mean salary. Next case is about motherchood. Very often they need to choose between making career and child. Which is not easy choice. That’s why something should change in unofficial labour rules and women shouldn’t make this decission, carrer or child.
    When i observe this situation, i’m starting to afraid that in the future i will be force to make this decission, spend me time at work and leave me child with nany or be with my child without good salary and possibility to make big time.

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    • @ amlodecka: “Women are better educated than men…” This statement does not even deserve to be commented on, but I’ll make an exception. What do you mean by better educated? In what field? Where did you get this from? Or is it just a desperate try of creating a flame war?
      This is the exact attitude that will not help you to change it, if there is anything to be changed…

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  2. It is a real pitty that women are still disadvantaged in the labour market. If a woman and a man with the same education, the same knowledge and skills apply for a CFO or CEO possition the chances are way better for the man then for the woman. In my opinion this is discrimination. For sure if it is about hard physical work, man must be advantaged in getting the job. E.g. if a possition in the metal or building industry is vacant, the man should get the job because woman are (against the opinion of some woman) in general weaker than man. But if the job is just about brain work and intelligence there should be an equalitiy. Most employers may think that woman are not able to lead a company but if nobody gives them a try woman cannot show their talent. Additionally woman can be even better in leading possitions because of their delicacy of feeling. They have the ability to be more sincere if something is wrong, if there are any internal quarrels than most man have. So in my opinion, employers should not look on the gender of an applicant for a higher possition but on their qualification. Nontheless one has also to admit that in most countries man only receive higher education even in such advanced time we live in right now.

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  3. Moreover, Poland has been successful in the invenstment area because of the accession to the European Union. From what I know, Poland still receive more money from EU than paid. This money is spent on public investments and stimulate the economy growth. Since the Polish has accessed to organization of highly developed countries of Western Europe, began to build the highway and make the appropriate investment conditions. As mentioned in the article, were established special economic zones that offer tax relief but also the possibility of cooperation and the development of new businesses. Problem in Poland is urging people to gradually transition from the agricultural sector to another. Currently, the Polish government is trying to persuade to start their own businesses. I think that is a step in the right side.

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  4. In my opinion women in managerial position has increased too slowly. To working life women can bring many special abilities like good human-relation skills and democratic decision-making skills. Employers should advance equality at workplaces systematically. Employers should prevent work assignments differentiation by gender, like for example not to give managerial assignments only for men. I think it will take years, even decades, before equality of women and men will totally happen.

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  5. If a woman is better than a man then hire the woman, but please do no set up any limits, like 30-70 or 50-50 etc. Because this would be a proof that you’re weak and you need a legal protection and in this case you don’t deserve to be leaders…
    Just to be clear I think that women and men are equal and should be treated that way, but not to hire a guy when he is clearly better than a woman just because of some limits… that is just sad!
    For example I just read about a scholarship from google and just girls can apply and honestly, I don’t like this. Even though IT is full of guys, if guys are better just hire the guys!

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  6. It’s nice now that women can have an important position in a company. There is an improvement in this way and it’s great. But in a labour market, there also is a difference between a woman and a man in managerial position.

    Since long time ago, we know that the priority for that kind of position is for man, but now, women asked to be equal everywhere, but still act like sometimes guys has to do that or do this. As no this is a job for man and not for woman. It’s insane, if they wanna be equal in a labour market, they have to act like that in every job and not only for good job like to be managerial position.

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  7. It’s nice now that women can have an important position in a company. There is an improvement in this way and it’s great. But in a labour market, there also is a difference between a woman and a man in managerial position.

    Since long time ago, we know that the priority for that kind of position is for man, but now, women asked to be equal everywhere, but still act like sometimes guys has to do that or do this.
    As not like it’s a for man and not for woman. It’s insane, if they wanna be equal in a labour market, they have to act like that in every job and not only for good job like to be managerial position.

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