The Philippines ranks first among 32 countries surveyed in a recent global report on women in senior management positions, with 43 percent of Filipina executives in a senior leadership role.
The latest research from Grant Thornton International’s 2020 Women in Business report showed a 6 percent increase in the percentage of Filipino women in senior management teams.
According to local data from the Women in Business report, 38 percent of companies surveyed have Filipinas holding chief finance officer position, 36 percent serve as human resource director and 23 percent chief operating officer.
The report also showed that businesses are taking more action than ever to increase gender diversity. Ninety-four percent of Filipino businesses are actively working on removing barriers to gender parity at senior levels. To improve gender balance, 36 percent of businesses are ensuring equal access to developmental work opportunities.