Japan Inc lag far behind women empowerment in management roles: Reuters poll

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By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Women make up less than 10% of the management in most Japanese companies, as the country’s corporate sector finds it difficult to meet the business lobby’s aim of boosting the number of female executives in an ageing society, a Reuters poll showed. The survey results underscored Japan’s struggle to raise the share of women in leadership roles to 30% as part of the biggest business lobby Keidanren’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”. Japan’s global ranking on gender parity stood at 121 of 153 countries in a World Economic Forum report for 2020…

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