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Only 26% of Italian business executives are women

Eastern European countries lead in business gender equality

14 January, 14:37
Only 26% of Italian business executives are women (ANSA) - Venice, January 14 - While almost one in two, or 46%, of Latvian managers are women, in Italy that percentage is just over one in four, or 26%, a D.A.S. legal expenses insurance company report showed Tuesday.

Italy lags behind most EU countries in terms of women business executives, followed only by Greece (25%), Macedonia (23%), Luxembourg (18%), and Cyprus (16%), against an EU average of 33%.

France, Lithuania, Hungary and Slovenia, beat the EU average with 39% of female managers, followed by Poland (38%), Bulgaria (36%), and Sweden (34%).

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