Slow gains for women seeking top jobs in Netherlands

20th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

The percentage of woman in top management positions grew two percent higher compared to 2008.

Amsterdam -- Women have taken more top management positions, albeit at a snail's pace, according to a survey among 29 companies in the Netherlands.

The percentage of woman in top management positions grew two percent higher compared to 2008,  from 24.5 percent to 26.3 percent, according to online news source nu.nl.

Ten companies surveyed told researchers they were unable to provide detailed information about the relative male and female numbers in their companies.
 
The number of women in top positions had increased in 15 out of the 19 companies providing sufficient information.

In four of the 19 companies, female presence at the top level actually fell.

The highest number of female employees in senior positions is found at Randstad, a staffing agency, closely followed by energy suppliers Nuon and Essent, and insurer Delta Lloyd.

The survey was commissioned by daily newspaper de Volkskrant.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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