UK Women Outnumbered by Men When It Comes to Top Jobs
The latest figures revealed by BBC News suggest that women hold less than one third of top jobs in the UK. BBC experts analysed several sectors, including politics and business, just to find out that women hold 30.9% of senior positions across 11 sectors.
They, however, hold even fewer top posts in such sectors as armed forces and judiciary (1.3% and 13.2% respectively).
The highest proportion of women holding top jobs was in secondary education (36.7%).
Commenting on the findings of BBC, Preethi Sundaram of Fawcett Society said: "Men outnumber women by four to one in Parliament and only a third of local councillors are women... It's quite an appalling fact really."
In Europe this problem is being addressed at the legal level. The European Commission is currently working on new laws that will get more women into top management positions.
As of today, the largest proportion of women holding senior posts can be found in Norway (over 40%).
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