HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Who run the world: Singaporean women have better chances of becoming managers

Women are 55% more likely to advance to manager roles or above.

Meanwhile, men only have a 31% chance to land managerial roles, according to Getting to Equal 2018 report of Accenture.

The report is based on a survey of more than 22,000 working men and women across 34 countries, including more than 700 in Singapore, to measure the perception of factors that contribute to their workplace cultures. It was also supplemented with in-depth interviews and analysis of published data on a range of workforce issues.

The report revealed that women are almost twice as likely to be promoted in organisations that have at least one female senior leader.

Moreover, the report added that setting clear diversity targets is important for leaders who want to strengthen their cultures.

“Culture is set from the top, so if women are to advance, gender equality must be a strategic priority for the C-suite,” said Ellyn Shook, chief leadership & human resources officer of Accenture, in a press release.

“It’s critical that companies create a truly human environment where people can be successful both professionally and personally – where they can be who they are and feel they belong, every day,” she added.

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