Women in top jobs

International Women's Day: Progress being made in workplace diversity, say top female executives

Gender pay gap has narrowed and there is more awareness of benefits of inclusive workplaces

Clockwise from top left: Ms Ong Yen Leng, Ms Deborah Heng, Ms Lee Wong, Ms Ana Dhoraisingam and Ms Jacquelyn Tan. PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, JASON QUAH, TIMOTHY DAVID, UOB
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Organisations in Singapore are more open to diversity in hiring practices today - with more female representation in key management positions - but there is still a disparity between the number of male and female leaders in the workforce.

While the gender pay gap has narrowed over more than a decade, there are still more men than women in leadership positions such as managing directors, chief executives and general managers, noted a study released earlier this year by the Ministry of Manpower and National University of Singapore economist Jessica Pan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 08, 2020, with the headline International Women's Day: Progress being made in workplace diversity, say top female executives. Subscribe