Israeli women execs rank high


IMD survey reveals that Israel ranks in 11th place among 59 developed countries for participation of women in workplace; 24th place with regards to women in executive positions

Israel is ranked in 11th place among the 59 developed countries for the participation of women in the workplace. The rankings also list Israel in 24th place with regards to women in executive positions, a new IMD international research institute survey revealed. The data was then processed by the Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Israel, which went up two places in the rankings of women in the workplace, is preceded by countries like Denmark, France, Russia and Canada. Among the countries beneath Israel in the rankings are Mexico Jordan and Qatar.

The proportion of women in executive positions (per capita) in Israel went up by seven places in the 2011 rankings from 31st place to 24th place. Here Israel is preceded by countries like Poland, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Ireland. The countries beneath Israel in the rankings include Argentina, Peru, China, Turkey, Indonesia and Qatar.

The proportion of women employed in executive positions went up by 9.2% which equals 6,100 women, and came to a total of 72,600 female executives in 2011.

The total number of women employed in executive positions represents 5.1% of the total employed women. The total number of men employed in executive positions represents 8.7% of the total employed men (139,300).

Source: Ynetnews.com