• 3,000 firms
  • Independent
  • Trusted
Save up to 70% on staff

News » Solomon Islands tops countries with most working women

Solomon Islands tops countries with most working women

Photo from Central Bank of Solomon Islands

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — Finance website Insider Monkey recently ranked ten countries with the highest percentage of women in the workforce, utilizing World Bank data.

Solomon Islands is the leading country with an 82.7% female workforce participation rate. Madagascar comes second with 82.6%.

Here are the 10 countries that made it to the list:

  1. Solomon Islands – 82.7% female labor force participation rate
  2. Madagascar – 82.6%
  3. Burundi – 78.8%
  4. Mozambique – 78.4%
  5. Tanzania – 77.1%
  6. Ethiopia – 74.8%
  7. Angola – 72.8%
  8. Liberia – 72.4%
  9. Kenya – 72.2%
  10. Moldova – 72.2% 

Despite incremental progress, women’s workforce participation continues to face systemic barriers globally, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2023

While overall gender parity inched up from 63% to 64% over the past year, representation in senior leadership roles remains low at 32.2%.

The report spotlights companies like Intuit Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. as champions of gender equality. 

Intuit aims to rectify gender biases in tax laws, offering financial support through credits that directly benefit women, especially single mothers and caregivers. Hilton was named the best workplace for women by Fortune in 2023, reflecting its commitment to an inclusive environment.

A key challenge highlighted is the “broken rung” phenomenon – the promotion gap at managerial levels where only 87 women ascend for every 100 men. This disparity is starker for women of color, signaling entrenched systemic hurdles.

A separate study by Russell Reynolds Associates revealed that the race towards global gender parity at the chief executive officer (CEO) level has slowed down, taking 81 years to achieve equality, an increase of seven years from 2022 projections.

Start your
journey today

  • Independent
  • Free
  • Transparent

About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between Philippines outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 350+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.

“Excellent service for outsourcing advice and expertise for my business.”

Learn more
Banner Image
Get 3 Free Quotes Verified Outsourcing Suppliers
3,000 firms.Just 2 minutes to complete.
Learn more

Connect with over 3,000 outsourcing services providers.

Banner Image

Transform your business with skilled offshore talent.

  • 3,000 firms
  • Simple
  • Transparent
Banner Image