Britain still has a long way to go before gender equality across FTSE 100 companies reaches a 50/50 split.
But, according to US research firm Expert Market, which looked at data from the International Labour Organisation Statistical Office (ILO) 2014, there are three countries that have a higher percentage of female CEOs than men.
“It is promising to see that in a growing number of regions around the world, women are increasingly entering management positions and playing a more important role in business strategy,” said Michael Horrocks, brand manager at Expert Market.
“Whilst businesses still have a long way to go in recruiting more women at board level, it is encouraging that countries in Central and South America have successfully redressed the balance already.” ￼
Here are the countries that made the top 10:
Many of the world’s largest economies performed pretty poorly in the rankings with only the US appearing in the top 20 (15th with 42.7% of women in management). Britain fell significantly below that level ranking 41st with 34.2%:
And these are the laggards where you would really struggle to find a female boss:
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