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[Graphic News] Only 5.2% of executives in Korea are women

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Aug. 18, 2021 - 10:01

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Women hold 5.2 percent of executive positions at publicly listed companies in South Korea, the Gender Equality Ministry said.

According to a survey of 2,246 stock market-listed companies in the first quarter, only 1,668, or 5.2 percent, of the 32,005 executives were women, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

Vice Minister Kim Kyong-seon said that rate was far lower than the OECD average of 25.6 percent, citing the British weekly the Economist. (Yonhap)