Power to the Filipina


Women in Asia-Pacific are still hitting a glass ceiling when it comes to leadership positions in government and private sector, according to MasterCard’s worldwide index of women’s advancement.

But the Philippines is one of the frontrunners in the region when it comes to women’s participation in the workforce and regular employment.

The index measured the socioeconomic standing of women in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, based on employment, education and leadership.

Among the 14 Asia Pacific countries surveyed, New Zealand ranked first with a score of 77.8, followed by Australia with 76.

The Philippines ranked third with a score of 70.5, followed by Singapore (67.5) and Taiwan (64.7).

On the other hand, India (38.0), Japan (48.1) and Korea (49.7) had the lowest index scores, showing much needs to be done to improve gender parity.

SOURCE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/03/07/13/ph-ranks-3rd-asia-index-womens-advancement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s