28 Jan Women still denied fair share of top jobs in civil service worldwide
Report shows women’s numbers quickly drop off at senior levels – even among league leaders Canada and Australia
For the 233,000 or so women employed in the UK civil service, there was some good news last week. Recent concerted efforts to increase the number of senior women in central government have paid off. Civil servants, of any gender, can be proud that they work for the organisation with the highest number of female senior officials in Europe and the fourth-highest of the G20 countries.
Compiled by consultants, EY, the most recent index of female officials in senior central government posts shows Canada comfortably in the lead when it comes to promoting women to its most senior posts. But the index also shows that there is not a single G20 country where 50% of top government posts are held by women.