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Vietnam a world leader in having women in top corporate positions

by VNA13 March 2020 Last updated at 16:27 PM

VTV.vn - Vietnam has a greater percentage of women in senior leadership positions than the global average, according to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report.

In Vietnam’s mid-market companies, women hold 33% of senior leadership positions with the most common being human resource director (36%) and chief financial officer (32%). Globally the rate is 29%.

Ninety five percent of businesses in Vietnam have at least one woman in senior management, again above the global rate of 87%.

Francesca Lagerberg, global leader, Grant Thornton International Ltd, said: “It is extremely encouraging to see deliberate action taking place as mid-market businesses ramp up activities that encourage progress and accessibility to leadership positions for women.

“2018 saw a sharp rise in the representation of women at a senior level after significant changes in the social climate of the western world, but this year’s numbers have levelled off once again highlighting that change at the top is glacial.”

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.

The International Business Report is a study of both listed and privately held businesses.

Launched in 1992, it now provides insight into the views and expectations of around 10,000 businesses across 32 economies.

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