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ilo reportNew ILO study shows that Viet Nam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 per cent. It also points out positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

HANOI (ILO News) 13 January 2015 – While women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the last 20 years, a new study by the International Labour Organization finds.

According to Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum, women's percentage share of all managers ranges from 2.1 per cent in the lowest-ranked country of Yemen to 59.3 per cent in Jamaica, which tops the list of 108 countries. Viet Nam ranks 76th with 23 per cent of women in business management.

In Asia, the highest ranking country is the Philippines in 4th place (47.6 per cent), followed by Mongolia with 41.9 per cent in 17th place.

As the proportion of women managers has increased over the past years in most of the countries where the ILO has available data, Viet Nam has also recorded a slight improvement. Also according to Viet Nam's Labour Force Surveys, the share of women among "leaders, managers and administrators" increased by 0.5 per cent to 24.4 in 2013 compared to 2012 and 0.6 per cent between 2011 and 2012.


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