In which country is your boss more likely to be a woman?

Arwen Armbrecht
Writer and social media producer, Freelance
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There are only three places in the world where you are more likely to have a female manager than a male one. Expert Market took data from the International Labour Organisation Statistical Office to create a map showing where the most female managers in the world can be found. Of 108 countries surveyed, only Jamaica, Colombia and Saint Lucia broke the 50% barrier, none of which rose above 60%.

On a continental scale, South America had the most opportunity for female managers. The United States had 42.8% female managers, putting it in 15th place, while the United Kingdom came 41st, with only 34.2%.


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Author: Donald Armbrecht is a freelance writer and social media producer.

Image: A Businesswoman is silhouetted as she makes her way under the Arche de la Defense, in the financial district west of Paris. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 

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