Glass ceiling is showing small openings for women, says ILO

Monique Leroux, President and CEO of the Desjardins Group. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The latest report into women in business has found that only five per cent hold a top management position, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

It's calling for an overhaul of corporate culture to help more talented women break through the so-called glass ceiling.

The organisation insists that companies need to stop pigeon-holing women in sectors including human resources so that they can get the experience they need in other areas of business to make them eligible for a top CEO position.

The ILO report also found that there are now more women in senior and middle management positions than in the last 20 years in 80 out of 108 countries that feature in its 2015 study.

ILO spokesperson Deborah France-Massin explained the findings to reporter Daniel Johnson.

Daniel Johnson, United Nations

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