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.
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

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 'Progress being made in workplace diversity, say top female execs'. Print Edition | Subscribe