Nearly half of Polish managers are women
PR dla Zagranicy
About 44 percent of managerial roles in Poland are held by women, putting the country in second position in a ranking of EU nations by proportion of women in management.
According to a new report by the European Union's statistical office, released on International Women's Day, Latvia came in first place with more than 50 percent women-managers, while Bulgaria was on par with Poland.
Rounding out the top ten of 28 EU countries, and all with at least 40 percent of women-managers were Ireland, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, France and Sweden.
At the bottom of the ranking, all with less than a quarter female representation in managerial positions, were Germany, Italy, Cyprus (all 22%), Belgium, Austria and Luxembourg, while the EU average was 35 percent.
Poland fared worse in a ranking of countries by the gender pay gap between male and female managers, landing in the bottom five with a 27.7 percent discrepancy in wages.
At the top of the pay gap ranking was Romania, with just a five percent difference, followed by Slovenia (12.4%), Belgium (13.6%) and Bulgaria (15.0%).
However, the report said: “It should be noted that the gender pay gap, as defined in this news release, is linked to a number of legal, social and economic factors which go far beyond the single issue of equal pay for equal work”. (vb)