Fewer women in Flemish management

16th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 August 2005, BRUSSELS — The number of women in top and middle-management positions in the Flemish government has declined in the past five years.

16 August 2005

BRUSSELS — The number of women in top and middle-management positions in the Flemish government has declined in the past five years.

It means that the theory that women are starting to catch up is not correct, various Belgian newspapers reported on Tuesday.

The Flemish Administrative Affairs Minister Geert Bourgeois (New Flemish Alliance, NV-A) has promised to take adequate measures.

Of the 74 top positions with the Flemish government, just eight are filled by women. That is slightly more than 10 percent.
 
In the 204 middle-management positions, there are 47 women accounting for 23 percent of the positions.

The jobs are located in Flemish public companies and the Flemish government, news service Skynet reported.

The number of women in management positions with the Flemish government doubled between 1995 and 2001.

However, the flow of women into executive positions has stagnated since then.

The management of Flemish government will be reorganised in the future and Minister Bourgeois has promised to send all possible female candidates a letter of encouragement.

In cases of equal qualifications, preference will be given to a female candidate.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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