Southeast Asian countries lead in gender inclusion scores

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

HIRING STRATEGY: When it comes to gender diversity at the management level, a large part of the Southeast Asia region is actually leading the world in terms of its progressiveness.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Regional Report for Southeast Asia, Social Institutions and Gender Index, the Philippines has 51% of its management class identifying as women, more than twice the global average.


Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand also have relatively high rates of women in management at 38%, 34% and 33% respectively.


This helps to translate to a leading position for Southeast Asia, with 33% across the region. Only Malaysia, with just one female manager out of five on average, has a rate below the global average of 24%.


This feature was extracted from Chief of Staff Asia's report on Recruitment and Hiring Strategy. For further coverage, and access to the full report, please see any of the below links:

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