75% of women in Singapore say females under-represented as leaders at work: Survey

A survey by specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters found 75 per cent of working women in Singapore feel they are inadequately represented in leadership positions.
A survey by specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters found 75 per cent of working women in Singapore feel they are inadequately represented in leadership positions.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A survey by specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters found 75 per cent of working women in Singapore feel they are inadequately represented in leadership positions.

Contrast this with their male colleagues' perception: 56 per cent of men surveyed think women have "sufficient standing in business leading roles".

The survey, released on Thursday (Oct 6), also showed that 21 per cent of respondents said women made up more than 20 per cent of leadership positions in their organisations.

However, only 45 per cent believed there are strong female leaders within their organisations to whom they can look up as role models.

The survey polled more than 4,400 clients and active job seeks in several countries in January to better understand existing perceptions of gender diversity across key markets in Asia Pacific.

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