If you are working in Togo, Nigeria, Jordan or a number of countries included in the below list, it is actually more likely that your boss is a woman than a man. This is according to numbers released by the International Labor Organization. Togo led the pack with more than 70 percent of all managerial positions filled by women in 2017. But the numbers also show that only 13 out of all countries reporting these figures to the ILO between 2016 and 2020 have achieved gender parity in leadership positions.
The highest-ranking European country is Belarus in rank 13, with 50.5 percent of female managers. Generally, Eastern European countries and former Soviet Republics score high in the ranking as do African and Caribbean nations.
The above data is from the World Economic Forum site, titled A woman is most likely to be your boss in these countries. Undeniably this data will continue to grow, widening that gap. So one can safely infer that women will dominate the future of leadership within the corporate space. On this premise, it will be only wise for women to be empowered strategically by developing their leadership skills added to their innate nurturing skills.
The above should be approached from a position of collaboration and complementing and not competing with their male counterparts.
This is the focus of this episode of the Word Café podcast.
I have the privilege of discussing this with Omobabinrin Adeola Osideko.
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