SINGAPORE -- The Philippines is leading Asia with its high percentage of women in management positions, according to a recent report by the International Labor Organization. A ranking complied by the ILO shows the Philippines to be the only Asian country to rank in the global top 10 for countries with high numbers of women in managerial positions. The report points out that social customs and traditional gender roles in Asia may be limiting the roles women can play in labor markets.
In the Philippines, 47.6% of management positions were held by women in recent years, placing the nation fourth in the world. Mongolia followed the Philippines in the Asia rankings, but it was 17th overall, far behind the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. Women accounted for 41.9% of managerial positions in Mongolia.