The sexism alive and well in the administrations of large European companies, where, despite the pronouncements and promises, women remain sidelined and underprivileged compared to men. According to survey data, conducted by the International Hellenic University, on behalf of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs of part of Macedonia Greek Management Association, the major companies of the Member States of the EU 27, the management positions consultants, the vast majority are held by men (97.6%), while the compositions of the boards only 8,9% of the members are women.
The injustice against women is highlighted by the fact that graduates from higher education, employed in large enterprises, 60% are female and 40% male, the average wage of women stood at 26,390 euros and 34,377 euros for men and the employment rate is 75.8% for men and 62.5% for women. The investigation also confirmed that men with minor children under 12 years old can not work without major problems (employed 90.3%), while the part timers, 75% are women.
The survey was conducted on 500 largest companies and 80 covered by the Directive, and recorded the view of staff in Greek companies, what they know about the Directive and what it determines, through a study and opinion poll respectively.
The results clearly show that the top businesses in Greece are generic male and that the road is still long to change attitudes, taboos and ingrained cultures. The EDP is an excellent opportunity to understand the problem and realize the benefits arising from the utilization of talent and the female workforce currently constitutes 60% of the graduates of European universities!
By Nicole P.